2014 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz
Dark, rich and broody.
Vineyard / Winemaking: 2014 was warm and dry year but the Shirazes have beautiful bright fruit and freshness to enhance fantastic structure. Fruit from the 50-year-old vines of Block 2 was fermented on skins for 11 days, then spent 20 months in barriques (25% new American Oak).
Aroma: Cedar, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee bean.
Palate: Plum and rich dark fruit with a coffee and spice back palate. Fine, clean tannins are well integrated. Balanced with firm, excellent structure.
TOP GOLD MEDAL MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2017
BEST SHIRAZ OF SHOW MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2017
MOST OUTSTANDING RED WINE OF SHOW MUDGEE WINE SHOW 2017
"94+/100 Excellent red. Destined for the cellar. Sweet cherry-plum fruit flavours meet coffee grounds, earth, florals and smoky/cedary oak. Fresh-faced but substantial; great combination. Big pulls of tannin. Sturdy and pretty at once. Going places." Campbell Mattinson, Feb 2018
"4.5 Stars, 93/100 Aromas of dry spices and dried herbs; vibrant, fresh and bold with abundant density, body and grip, but without astringency. Ripe and supple and very tannic: a very good wine in traditional muscular Huntington style." Huon Hooke, Feb 2018
"Judged 2017 Mudgee Wine Show’s best red, this multi-faceted shiraz has berry pastille scents, plush blood plum on the front palate, middle-palate mulberry, Turkish delight chocolate and savoury oak and spearminty tannins." John Lewis, Newcastle Herald, Jan 2018