Claret & Cabs: The Story of Cabernet Sauvignon by Benjamin Lewin

By Benjamin Lewin

as soon as grown simply in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon has unfold the world over to develop into the world's most vital black winegrape. The Bordeaux mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and different forms has turn into common, yet is usually challenged via varietal wines from the recent international consisting completely of Cabernet Sauvignon. what's the real personality of Cabernet Sauvignon? Going behind the curtain, this around the world survey liberally illustrated with maps and pictures examines the altering nature of Cabernet Sauvignon and its blends: how has Cabernet replaced from a herbaceous to a fruit-driven wine? may still Cabernet Sauvignon be drinkable on unlock or require getting older? And does Cabernet Sauvignon nonetheless must be combined within the period of world warming? How do the pinnacle wines of Napa Valley range from the 1st Growths of Bordeaux? Has Bordeaux misplaced its means in adopting a riper "international" kind? How do its wines examine with Bordeaux blends from Coonawarra or Margaret River? Will international warming dispose of Merlot as a companion for Cabernet Sauvignon? what's the destiny for blends with Carmenère or Malbec in South the US or with Syrah in Australia? Is Bordeaux nonetheless the fundamental reference aspect or has it been displaced through more moderen areas? Reviewing Cabernets from around the world, Claret & Cabs contains profiles of major manufacturers with tasting notes from present and earlier vintages, and classic assessments.

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