Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Howard Park Wines is Western Australia's largest boutique family-owned winery producing a range of handcrafted fine Australian wines from the state's premier grape growing regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern. Since its inception in 1986, Howard Park’s philosophy has been to craft outstanding boutique Australian wines of great subtlety, character, balance and elegance with an uncompromising commitment to quality.
The Abercrombie is Howard Park Wines finest Cabernet Sauvignon. In most years the wine is a blend of grapes sourced from the Dennis vineyard in Mount Barker and the Leston vineyard in Margaret River. Our long term commitment to and passion for grape growing in the two major premiums grape growing regions of Western Australia is reflected in this wine.
The deep and dark ruby colour implies the intensity and richness that is abundantly delivered on bouquet and palate. Full of dense and very ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruits with hints of sweet mint, freshly rubbed savoury herbs, earth and truffle. The fruit power and opulence of the palate is deftly cradled by well integrated ripe fruit, firm acidity and fine oak tannins. A wine of great presence that will age with grace. After 6 months of settling in the bottle the wine is released .The 2011 is an outstanding vintage of Abercrombie that will take time it’s time to reach maturity yet will cellar well for more than a decade. This wine will drink at its best from 2015.
This release of Howard Park’s Abercrombie is a stunner. It’s one out of the box. It pours on the flavour and the tannin and the charm, and it’s about as persistent as you could ever hope a wine to be. Blackcurrant, a light coat of milk chocolate, bay leaves and assorted olives and spices. The flavours aren’t really the thing, it’s the power, the length, the irrepressibility of it. You could cellar this for just about ever. Tasted : Feb15 Alcohol : 14% Price : $113 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2019 - 2039 Rated : 97 Points Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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