McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon, $25
McWilliam’s is a rare breed amongst Australia’s largest and oldest wine companies, as it is still Australian-owned and still in the hands of the McWilliam family. Its long history of winemaking (140+ years) bestows a provenance that deserves to be proudly upheld. Its McW range celebrates the regional diversity and elegance of cool climate, high altitude wines, the 660 denoting the fact that the fruit is harvested from vineyards at an average altitude of 600 metres above sea level. This Cabernet is from the Hilltops region of New South Wales, where McWilliam’s has long held vineyards, giving it access to mature vines producing elegant wines that pair well with a wide range of dishes. This one has dark chocolate and blackberry notes, and we think it would go well with meatballs, a hearty roast or slow-cooked beef.