Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


James Halliday 97 Points!
Wine Front 95+ Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
750mL
#Red  #Cabernet  #Howard Park  #Western Australia  #Rest of Australia  #Margaret River  

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James Halliday 97 Points!


"83% Mount Barker, 17% Margaret River, wild-fermented, extended maceration, matured for 20 months in French barriques (60% new). Has class stamped all over it in big letters from start to finish. The bouquet is full of fragrant cassis fruit and high quality cedary oak, the medium-bodied, but intense, palate with perfectly balanced fruit, tannins and oak. That balance makes it easy to enjoy now, even though its ultimate destiny is way down the track."


James Halliday Wine Companion, October 2016


Wine Front 95+ Points!


"It has a certain kind of aristocracy, fitting of a cabernet, though it still manages to hold your hand and lead you through. It’s full of bay leaf and blackcurrant, all strident and stringy and firm, though milk chocolate and lead pencil characters have a softening influence. It’s like having your cake and eating it. It’s built for the cellar but, particularly after a decent decant, it comes together and drinks well now; that said, I prefer my reds young but even I would be putting this in a cool, dark place for a few years. It needs it. It will benefit. It will be a beauty at maturity."


Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, April 2016