Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2016



Affordable, premium Cab from Oz’s wine state South Australia, but with most of the fruit coming from Cab capital Coonawarra. Similar in style to a Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois from a warm vintage.

A very classy, understated red with cool aromas of blackcurrant and mint that lead seamlessly onto a structured wash of cassis, tomato leaf and tobacco. Grippy tannins, good freshness and long length.

Better with savoury food: try with chargrilled sirloin or steak & kidney pie.

  • Structured, firm, grippy
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap

Producer: Quarisa Wines

Established in 2005 and based in the McPherson Ranges in rural New South Wales, John and Josephine Quarisa lease winery space and source fruit from various established regions throughout Australia to craft full-flavoured wines of excellent value. Australians of Italian heritage, their mottos ‘passion is everything’ and ‘never take life too seriously’ perfectly represents the attitude they have towards their venture and life in general.

A winemaker for over 30 years, during which time he has worked for some of the country’s largest and most well-known wineries including McWilliams, Casella and Nugan Estate, John has been awarded some of Australia’s greatest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stodart Trophies. After becoming an International and Australian Wine Show Judge, John’s experience and passion drove him to develop a range of wines that reflected the attributes he loves in great wines; down to earth, full of character and approachable are words which describe both the winemaking style and the winemaker himself.

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New Zealand New World Wine Awards (2016)
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China Wine and Spirits Awards (2015)
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Sélections Mondiales Des Vins Canada (2015)

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