2013 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard / Winemaking: Fruit from Blocks 3 and 9 of the Huntington Estate vineyard were fermented in a wooden cuve; spent 17 days on skins and 21 months in French barriques (30% new).
Description: Varietal, exceptional.
Aroma: Deep purple in colour, the wine has eucalypt and herbaceous notes, capsicum finishing with elegant blackcurrant fruit with a hint of toasty vanilla from the oak.
Palate: Cassis is backed up by eucalypt characters. Elegant and smooth tannins are supported by lively acids. The palate is like velvet, with astringent and smooth components well balanced, and a long and fruity finish.
Cellar: Drinking beautifully now, will cellar for to 2036 if you can wait!
SILVER MEDAL, MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2017
"9.2/10 These guys have got the five-year cab say down pat, soft and rich... like a banker." Max Crus, Daily Examiner, April 2018
"Lovely deep dense colour, great complex aromas with hints of pencil shavings & cassis. The palate is so smooth, generous and rich yet tightly structured with superb balance. Will continue to evolve over the next few years. OUTSTANDING." Dan Traucki, Wine Assist. April 2018
"The winery’s straight cabernet has been a hallmark of Huntington from the very beginning, and this wine, released at five years of age, continues the tradition. The fully ripe fruit has created an amalgam of flavours that include dark berries and mint. These have been subtly interwoven with vanillin flavours derived from maturation in French oak." Oz Baby Boomers, John Rozentals, April 2018
"89/100 Firm, ripe and rustic, this rather polished cabernet marries bright cassis, dark berry and plum-like fruit with cedary oak and earthy, rather leathery complexity. There’s a depth of fruit bordering on raisined, and it’s clearly made in an older style with charm and character. Year to Drink:2021-2025" Jeremy Oliver, 2018