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Grant Burge Barossa Ink Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Barossa Ink Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is made by Grant Burge in Australia. This 2021 vintage, with a blend of Cinsault and Petit Verdot, offers a unique twist to the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon. It has been rated 4.0 on Vivino, reflecting its quality and popularity among wine lovers. The 2020 vintage of this wine was commended by the International Wine Challenge.

This has a dark, purple-edged appearance, indicative of its full-bodied nature. On the palate, it presents a mix of blackcurrant, mint and dark chocolate, creating a rich flavour profile. Compared to a traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, it is less tannic and sweeter, with a more aromatic character. This makes the Barossa Ink particularly appealing to a mass market audience, catering to those who prefer a smoother, more approachable red wine.

In terms of pricing, the Barossa Ink Cabernet Sauvignon is typically available at £10.50 at Asda. Unusually, for a higher than average priced supermarket wine, this wine is bulk bottled in the UK by Accolade Wines. While this process may slightly diminish its Australian provenance, it is a more environmentally friendly approach, aligning with the growing consumer interest in sustainable practices.