A mouthfilling, richly spiced red with an illustrious, medal winning history, Cabalié needs no ceremony. Just large glasses for serving! It’s a Grenache charged red from very old Roussillon vines, so has gorgeous spicy berry fruit in abundance.
"Very full and smooth. Deep concentration of red fruits and a very silky mouthfeel. I love it"
Online Review For the 2016 vintage
Take a minute to read online reviews for Cabalié. This one is typical: “When my time comes to shuffle off this mortal coil, this is the wine I want in that final glass. It is simply, utterly, indescribably fantastic.” Its secret? It’s crafted by the internationally acclaimed Hervé Sabardeil in the ancient vineyard region of Roussillon. Using largely Grenache, with additions of herb scented Syrah and scented Cinsault, Cabalié has impressive concentration. That’s due to the maturity of the vines, which include some of the oldest Grenache in France. The tiny berries they produce give Cabalié extraordinarily rich, ripe flavours. Boasting 12 medals in five vintages, this now legendary wine is in its element with a slow braised beef casserole.
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Awards and Accolades
Silver, Concours de Brignoles, 2018
Silver, Guide des Vins Gilbert et Gaillard, 2018
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