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Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon | Is Cabernet Sauvignon a dry wine?

I bought a bottle of wine from the wine shop again, Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the award winning wines. The right wine can enhance a dish to perfection but there are no rules for matching food and wine. All of us can adapt our choice of wines to our local cuisine. In this entry, I would like to share some tried and tested tasting notes here.

Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon

Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon

Barton & Guestier
Vintage: 2008
Appellation title: Vin de pays d’Oc
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Domaine(vineyard)-bottled: Bottled at F34560 PAR
Producer name and location: Barton & Guestier À Blanquefort, Gironde, France
Product of France
13% Alchohol
Contains sulfites

Established since 1725, with the most ancient experience in winemaking in Bordeaux, Barton & Guestier are considered as the benchmark for fine French wines all over the world. Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Languedoc region where the sunny Mediterranean climate produces rich and fruity wines. It is opulent and full-bodied, with intense black fruit aromas and an oaky finish. Match it with grilled red meat, casseroles, pastas and cheeses.

Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes

Are you new to the world of wine? Yes, I am. My brother told me that the most drinkable wine for beginner was Cabernet Sauvignon as it was smooth and slightly sweet in taste. I had tried Caballito De Mar Tempranillo Merlot and it tasted really good. However, my throat got extremely dry after drinking it. So I would like to know that whether Cabernet Sauvignon is sweet or dry? Is Cabernet Sauvignon a dry wine? I googled it, and I found an interesting statement as below.

Is Cabernet Sauvignon a dry wine?

Dryness has a couple of meanings in wine. The term is commonly used to refer to the absence of sweetness, and most table wines are technically dry in the sense that they lack the residual sugar (sugars in wine). Instead, most people are referring the dryness of the wine to the feeling of dryness in the throat. Generally, Cabernet Sauvignon is a bolder wine that is much more likely to give you a drying-out, roughening, and puckery sensation feeling in the mouth. If we compare Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot has the same amount of residual sugar as Cabernet Sauvignon which is virtually none. Merlot is known and loved for its supple tannins and easy-drinking profile. Some Merlot might have higher levels of acidity than Cabernet Sauvignon and acidity makes your mouth moist. In brief, Cabernet Sauvignon will leave more of a drying sensation than most Merlot.