Buy of the Week AU

Stella Bella Skuttlebutt Cabernet Shiraz 2015, Margaret River, AUD $18

Stella Bella makes excellent wine at various price-levels. This one is special value. It has smoky charcuterie and dark fruit aromas, side-stepping the greener notes, while the palate is savoury rather than grapy. It’s a serious wine: a cut above the region’s tutti frutti entry-level cabs. (Screwcap)

Score: 89 ★★★½ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: best young; drink within 10 years

Food: drink with Lebanese meal of kofta, kebabs, tabouli and dips

Stockists: Stella Bella Wines; Dan Murphy’s, Double Bay – NSW (AU); Point Wines, Northcote, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #6 of 15 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from South West Australia

Price Benchmark: AUD $21.57 Avg 89pt 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia

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