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In 1982, the mild growing season favoured the cooler south-eastern Australian wine regions of the Yarra Valley and Coonawarra, each of which made exceptional wines from the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Red wines from the Barossa and McLaren Vale demonstrated an atypical, yet delightful, elegance and finesse. The late Indian summer also encouraged Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots to reach perfect ripeness and smooth, refined tannins. By contrast, the Hunter Valleys red wines were generally chewy and closed.