Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (10 x 750mL), Canberra District.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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The 2009 Cabernet sauvignon (yellow label) shows the flavours and elegance of the great 2009 vintage. It is a wine that will add to the quality profile of the Canberra District. Helm Cabernets are made from only “Valley” vineyards, growing within 1 Km of the winery so as to express the unique regional characteristics. They are carefully matured in French and American oak for 2 years. After bottling a minimum of 6 months bottle age is demanded before release. We intend that you the customer will receive an aged wine to enjoy now and also cellar for many years.

NSW - Canberra District
New South Wales

Expert Reviews

Clear, medium purple-red; has clear cabernet varietal character on the bouquet and medium - to full-bodied palate; having opened with blackcurrant fruit, slightly grippy tannins then take hold, but I have no fear about the future of the wine three or four years down the track. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013

Ken Helm maintains a faith in Canberra Cabernets, working with neighbour Al Lustenberger to bring out the best in the variety. In the outstanding 2009 vintage, Helm’s is an elegantly structured wine built on pure , just ripe fruit, delicate, cabernet flavours. Helm inclusion of French oak, along with his previously favoured American oak, sits more sympathetically with the elegant fruit.

Chris Shanahan CT March 7 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Careful winemaking and a long oak maturation in French and American new and aged casks has produced an elegant wine of surprising length. Hints of vanilla and mint in the bouquet. A smooth palate showing rich blackcurrant fruit flavours balanced with oak and finishing with assertive tannins.

Food Matching

A versatile wine that will complement any red meat dish particularly lamb. Great with barbequed meats or vegetables.

NSW - Canberra District
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Helm Wines was established in 1973 and was one of the first commercial wineries in the Canberra District Wine Region. Located just outside of Murrumbateman, approximately 30 km north of Canberra, the winery was given a 5 star rating in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2012. Ken and Judith Helm started the vineyard, winery and cellar door and it continues to be a family affair with all of the family playing an integral part in the business. The winemakers are Ken and daughter Stephanie, who are fourth and fifth generation descendants of German vinedressers from the Rhineland, who established vineyards near Albury and Rutherglen in the 1860s.

The winery uses a combination of modern and traditional equipment and adopts a minimalist approach to winemaking, so that what you get in the bottle is as close as possible to what came out of the vine. We strive to produce premium quality wines that reflect the true characteristics of the grape and the land or 'terroir' in which they have been grown. The cool climate wine country near Canberra allows Helm Wines to produce unique styles of wines that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

Helm Wines tasting room is the 1888 Toual Public School House which is listed by the National Trust and was the inspiration for the school bell featured on our label. It was once used for meetings of the Temperance League, where locals signed the pledge against alcohol.

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