Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
LAST OF THIS VINTAGE .. Margaret River Cabernet
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Howard Park, one of Western Australia’s pioneering wine families with a 30 year history and two generations of tireless work of the Burch family, they specialise in the state’s premier grape-growing regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern. They are also part of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), an exciting collective of 12 multi-generational family-owned wine producers.
Winemaker Janice McDonald and the family are still celebrating after winning Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year for 2018. Peter Forrestal, of Gourmet Traveller said “Janice McDonald is an astounding winemaker: demanding of herself and others; rigorous; painstaking in her attention to detail.”
Margaret River is Australia’s most spectacular wine region with breathtaking coastline, Karri forests and maritime climate perfectly suited to premium grape growing. 100% estate grown fruit Howard Park makes beautiful wines with depth of fruit, balance and structure that overdeliver across the board.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are sourced from several select vineyard sites located in the Wilyabrup sub region and north to Wildwood Rd in an endeavour to capture ripe fruit flavours, supple tannins and the distinctive perfume of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.
The individual vineyard blocks that contribute to Miamup Cabernet are vinified separately. After fermentation on skins, the malolactic is conducted in tank prior to barrel maturation. Maturation occurs in our favourite French oak for 18 months. This length of time in oak allows for the thorough integration of oak and fruit tannins. Bottling occurs in September of the wine’s second year and released when ready.
From the winery “A brooding deep garnet in colour with youthful and classic cabernet aromas of mint, violets, savoury dry herbs and briary hedgerow fruits, all spiced with a touch of mocha and toasted oak. The palate is a bag of bramble fruits – red currants, mulberries, plums, blackberries and blueberries, all supple and rich. This ambling fruit power is bridled by an ample swathe of fine fruit tannins, well assisted by the finest grained French oak.” 14.5% alc. This fine new 2016 release outclasses the 2015 that got the wine paparazzi afrenzied.
This fine new 2017 looks great ..
2015 Release included Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19
“2015 Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, is fast-becoming a must-have wine for everyday drinking
Cabernet fans. The exuberance / control ratio is spot on here because while the fruit is ripe and juicy, it doesn’t tip over into sweetness or heat and this makes it a genuinely refreshing and crisp wine. There are so few clarets that possess this bounce of cassis on the palate and it always goes down a storm when I pour it for Roadshow fans.”
RRP $30 LAST OF THIS VINTAGE … Our Price $24.99
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Australia, Margaret River, Western Australia
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