10 best value Cabernet Sauvignons

Few grape varieties can deliver quality and value better than Cabernet Sauvignon, the perennial red wine grape that is popular globally. Here we pick out the top 10 value Cabernets from our inaugural Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters that sell for under HK$300 (US$38) a bottle.

Each of the wines featured in the next few pages won a Silver medal or higher for their excellent quality in their respective price band, after a panel of expert judges including Master Sommelier, Hong Kong’s top wine buyers and educators plowed through more than 100 samples.

A diverse mix of wines covering different regions were judged in the competition, but, not surprisingly, Chile and Australia took home the biggest number of medals in the lower priced price brackets, offering some of the best value Cabernets out in the Hong Kong market.

All the wines are judged purely based on their grape variety either as 100% pure Cabernet or as blends, which must have 50% or more Cabernet in the blend.

It’s worthy to note that this is not a definitive list, as the top wines featured in here are competition samples that stood out for their quality and approachable price tags.

For the full list of medal winners, you can view our comprehensive report and analysis here.

All the judges for the Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters. First row (from left to right): Eric Desgouttes, general manager of Kerry Wines, Jennie Mack, managing director of Asian Wine Service & Education Centre, and Wallace Lo, hotel sommelier of The Park Lane Hong Kong. Second row (from left to right): João Pires, director of Wine, Food & Beverages at City of Dreams Macau, Ivy Ng, publisher of the drinks business Hong Kong, Amanda Longworth, head of marketing and wine services at BBR Hong Kong, Wendy Chan, general manager of wine & spirits at Telford International, Alan Liu, former beverage and country store manager of The American Club Hong Kong and Peter Nicholas, winemaker

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