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
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.
Rating: 19.25/20 (96/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Howard Park