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
"5 Stars, 95/100 Deep, dark, dense purple/red colour and a toasty-oaky, sawn-timber aroma which soars over the top of chocolate cake and licorice aromas. The palate is massive and brawny with lashings of tannin, some astringency, noticeable acid and oak flavours. There's a lot of licorice and chocolate, too. A very big wine with lots of structure but also a fruit-sweet core. It's hard to assess today but will surely reward cellaring richly. (Trophies, best shiraz and best red wine, 2017 Mudgee Wine Show) ." Huon Hooke, FAprb 2018
"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
"94/100 On the back of a super impressive 2013 release comes this 2014 edition. Wow, another serious customer to show how Mudgee Shiraz is done right. Dense and flavoursome - a Shiraz packing plenty. Black plums, dark chocolate with cloves effortlessly interwoven. Black fruits roll through from start to finish with consummate ease. Dutch cocoa is sprayed across the mouth with cinnamon, fine pepper and exotic spices for good measure. A mouth sapping dry finish urges another sip pronto, yet the urge needs to be fought off to savour the longevity as it plants itself refusing to leave. High fives all round for the Huntington crew. Drink now for 10 years+" QWine, 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