No products in the cart.

Hesketh Wines

Twist of Fate Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, lifted style of wine displaying juicy, moreish black-fruit notes and bouncy acidity. We have chosen to restrict the use of oak during fermentation to accentuate the freshness of the blend.


Vintages and Tasting notes

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

(Click to download PDF)

Wine Press and Accolades

91 points - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion – 06/08/2020

This is a strong wine with cassis, dried herb, black olive and a bulwark of sage-doused tannins curving the exuberance. A strong fealty to place, too, with a lick of briny energy across the finish.

Katie Spain, The Advertiser – 16/04/2020

The fruit in this utterly approachable Art Series cab hails from Jack Kay’s Bool Lagoon vineyard on the Limestone Coast. It’s a purple people pleaser. Think pleasant blackberry and dark cherry flavours, toasted hot cross bun spices and a smooth, savoury finish. It’s usually great for a convivial dinner party (none of that now, y’hear), but also pairs well with a roast dinner for one.

The Advertiser Online – 01/09/2018

Whatever the trick is to pick and choose multiple parcels from a range of regions, then engage a clever winemaking magician to put together such an entertaining balancing act at bargain rates – well, whatever that is, bottle it. This is fleshy with lovely ripe, black fruits, easy on the tannins that can often invade the variety, keenly flavoured, mid weight in the palate dynamics and all round a terrific barbecue-friendly drink.

90 points – Sam Kim - Wine Orbit – 01/05/2017

“It is beautifully fruited and fragrant on the nose showing black currant, blueberry, cigar and toasted almond characters, leading to a succulent palate that is generously fruited and smooth. The wine displays juicy fruit intensity and silky texture, nicely structured by fine, chalky tannins, finishing long and pleasingly dry.”

93 points – Tony Keys - The Key Report – 01/05/2017

“Deep ruby colour and a clean nose of wood (not oak). Easy on the palate from start to finish, enjoyable, 93 points and cracking value at just $14. Hesketh ”

90 Points – Kim Brebach - BWU$20 – 01/03/2016

“The picture series is Hesketh’s entry level, and always fair value. This Cabernet is a bit lighter and more elegant than some, more a pleasant bistro red than a serious wine but well done and easy on the gums.”

Chris Shanahan - 15 wines under $15 – 01/12/2015

“Jonathon Hesketh and Phil Lehmann capture the spirit of cabernet in this bistro-style red from South Australia’s Fleurieu region. Though light in colour and made for current drinking, it offers particularly vibrant, lively cabernet aromas and flavours on a bright, buoyant, gently gripping palate.”

Paul Ippolito - 5 Min Wine Rush – 01/11/2015

“Always impressed with the samples that come in from the Hesketh stable of wines. Good quality, well made and affordable wines, easy to pair with modern Australian cuisine and very quaffable to boot. This one also ticks all these boxes and more, being a classy Cabernet packed with berry and currant flavours, effortless oak, fine tannins, alcohol fine at 14% and good fresh acidity. At about $12, this is bargain drinking. Try it with an antipasto platter. Nice wine.”

WordPress Lightbox Plugin