Due to the geographical conditions of the Bordeaux region, the cabernet sauvignon wines produced there tend to be known for their drier, or less ripe and sweet, flavour profile that brings out herbal flavours, such as mint, alongside minerally notes of gravel and earth in addition to the more traditional dark berry and fruit.
To discover more about the cabernet sauvignon wines from the Bordeaux region, be sure to consider this article that explores the region in more depth.
Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia
Outside of France, it is well established that Australia produces some of the best examples of cabernet sauvignon wine available.
The grapes' history in the country began in the early 19th Century where it had a rough start due to the inexperience of the early winemakers, who consistently used it in blends rather than as a standalone varietal.
As a general guide, the two winemaking regions of the Coonawarra in South Australia and the Margaret River in Western Australia produce the best examples of cabernet sauvignon, though the wine is grown exceptionally well in other areas too.
Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Today, winemakers from the Coonawarra region in South Australia produce some truly exceptional examples of cabernet sauvignon wine, thanks, in large part, to the geographical conditions of the region.
The area is famous for possessing a unique red soil with limestone base that, when combined with the area's typically warm climate, allows for the grapes planted there to reach peak ripeness.