Quite possibly the most famous and popular varietal worldwide. Approximately three decades ago this grape ventured beyond its native Bordeaux and proceeded to conquer the world. Due to its fruited flavour profile when young it tends to be quite well-received by newcomers. However, many wines first become truly interesting with age, as anyone who has been lucky enough to try a mature Cabernet Sauvignon can confirm. Old Cabernet Reservas from South America can offer a phenomenal tasting experience for a relatively low price.