Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Great vintage – Margaret River Cabernet
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. It is also arguably Australia’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon grape
growing region and Cabernet Sauvignon its greatest natural asset. Great Cabernet should be both perfumed and poised, and meticulous site selection is critical to capturing these key attributes.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 “The 2018 Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon balances power and elegance in an ideal harmony, with a remarkable intensity of perfume ranging from cocoa dusted blackberries, violets and hedgerow herbs, cassis and coffee, and sweet earth. The palate reveals ample and succulent fruit tannins that promote an array of rich and persistent forest fruit and dark plum flavours, overlaid with regional bay leaf and black olive characters, while French oak delivers accents of savoury spice and mocha. An immensely satisfying and moreish young Cabernet with the depth to reveal further complexity with 5 or more years in the cellar. Another concrete example of the outstanding 2018 vintage in Margaret River.”
92 points, Halliday’s 2022 Australian Wine Companion “.. Chocolate, red licorice and pink peppercorn on the nose. Fruit is restrained and red, tannins are fine but elicit a drying effect on the palate. All things come around, drawing out into a long finish. The full impact occurs at the end, once all the components have come together.”
RRP $30 Our Special Price $21.99 when you buy 6 or more
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Australia, Margaret River, Western Australia
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