Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 21st release of this iconic Western Australian wine. Sourced from the Justin Vineyard in the Great Southern region of Frankland River. Named after the equally iconic Jack Mann who worked Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages and the creator of Houghton White Burgundy, (though now ‘Houghton White Classic’). 94% Cabernet, 5% Malbec and 1% Shiraz. Senior Winemaker for Accolade wines is Ross Pamment.

Houghton, Jack Mann, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frankland River, 2015

Cool yet intense, like MacQueen in Cool Hand Luke with an almost pulsing undercurrent. So much going on, yet seemingly nothing going on. Restraint shown at all times, not wanting to let it off the chain. Fresh blackberry and mulberry fruit, rose petals, plum drops, gentle leafiness and pouch tobacco with quiet impetus from exquisite tannin. The flavour length is long, delicate with an infinitesimal intrusion from youthful (yet classy) oak. A simply wonderful wine that may indeed match Jack’s innings.

RRP: $140
Alc: 14%
Rating: 19.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Accolade Wines

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