Cabernet sauvignon is considered the king of grapes – and with good reason. This immensely powerful variety produces some of the most age-worthy wines in the world and this year's top examples hail from Margaret River and McLaren Vale. Read on to discover the most highly-rated releases from the 2021 Wine Companion and James Halliday's pick for best Australian cabernet sauvignon of the year. 
Find more about cabernet sauvignon in our essential guide. 

James Halliday on his 2021 Best Cabernet Sauvignon: 

2016 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon

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A luscious, plush cabernet; its voluptuous palate trimmed by dry herbs and forest notes. A great vintage maximised by the thoughtful vinification.