2013 Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2013 was a welcome return to more normal conditions after the cold wet years of 2011 and 2012. Those two years of rain set the vines up well, and both quality and yields were good, with a slow and steady ripening period.
Vineyard / Winemaking: Huntington’s reputation was built on Cabernet Sauvignon. Two Blocks were planted at opposite ends of the vineyard in 1969, one (Block 3) at the highest point, the other (Block 9) at the lowest. The terroir (climate, soils) and winemaking at Huntington is perfect for this late-ripening, tannic grape. Fruit was picked from Block 9 of the Huntington Estate vineyard on 21/03/2017 at 13.1 Baume.
Aroma: Dried herbs and tomato bush complement the bramble and blackcurrant.
Palate: Full-bodied, with good weight and abundant ripe black fruit on the palate. Tongue-numbing Nebbiolo-style tannins drive a solid structure. Will continue to soften with age.
Cellar: Cellar for 6+ years.
Drink with: Delicious now with roast lamb.
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