2014 Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit-driven, weighty and varietal.
VINTAGE 2014 was a typically hot and dry Mudgee vintage, leading to a big, bold, quintessentially Australian Cabernet. Not dissimilar to the 2013 season, both quality and yields were good with a slow and steady ripening period.
VARIETY 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.
VINEYARD / WINEMAKING Fruit was picked from on 13/03/2014 at 12.7 Baumé, fermented on skins for 1 week and then spent 18 months in 20% new French oak barriques.
IN NOSE Dark cherry and black current with an edge of varietal dried herbs and tobacco.
IN MOUTH Red and blue fruits with a fresh, natural finish. Herbaceous notes with fennel and aniseed well balanced against dusty, finely integrated tannins for a long, savoury finish.
CELLAR until 2033+
DRINK WITH Roast lamb
ACCLAIM Not yet submitted to reviewers.