One of the finest Cabernets coming out of Australia, Howard Park's Abercrombie continues to exceed expectation.
97 Points from Halliday and countless other brilliant reviews only begin to tell the story of this outstanding wine!
Awards and Accolades
97 Points, James Halliday - The Wine Companion "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."
95+ Points, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front "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."
From the Winery
The Abercrombie is Howard Park Wines finest Cabernet Sauvignon. In most years the wine is a blend of grapes sourced from the Abercrombie 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 premium grape growing regions of Western Australia is reflected in this wine.
Named after Jeff Burch’s Great-Grandfather Walter Abercrombie, this Howard Park flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is noted for its outstanding structural complexity and exceptional elegance. It combines the austere dusty earth and blackcurrant aromas from Mount Barker, with the classic rich fruit and chocolaty palette of Margaret River. Together they produce an elegantly balanced cabernet sauvignon with mature ripe tannins backed up by quality French oak. Careful long term cellaring will realise this wine’s full potential.
A dark ruby red with purple hues and a translucent edge, all of which imply youth, intensity and promise. The bouquet is dense in dark berry fruits with hints of sweet, talcy and spicey French oak. Rich in classic Cabernet notes of sweet blackberry and blackcurrant, savoury dried herbs and softening cocoa and mocha, the palate’s opulence is shaped by a supple and fine tannin structure. This wine has a powerful presence, a sweet core and lasting flavours that with reveal and reward with time.
Don't Pay: $125.00
WBW Rating: 97/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Western Australia
Winemaker: Janice McDonald
Drink now until: 2035
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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