Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the most prestigious WA producers. The best fruit from Mount Barker (Abercrombie 28%) and Margaret River (Leston 72%). Spending 19th months in French oak and 16 in bottle. Janice McDonald winemaking at peak.

Howard Park, Abercrombie, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Mount Barker, 2018

HowardPark_Abercrombie_CabernetSauvignon_2018

Calm, deep…deep nose. Cassis, fresh turned earth, snapped bay leaf, malty/choc almost “Milo” hit, cedar wood cigar tubing, ripe blackberry fruits with an inherent underlying brightness of life and lift. Medium full in weight with excellent focus, grip and length. The all important tannins pulling taut and astringent. All parts in balance. Elegance is the catch-cry and long term is the forecast. Excellent Cabernet.

RRP: $150
Alc: 13%
Rating: 19.25/20 (96/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Howard Park

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.