2015 Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Balanced, weighty and varietal.
VINTAGE The 2015 vintage in Mudgee was a return to more ‘normal’ conditions, warm but not too hot, dry but not drought and with timely rain. Cool evenings resulted in a good 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 from Block 9 was picked from on 13/03/2015 at 12.7 Baumé, fermented on skins for 1 week and then spent 18 months in 20% new French oak barriques.
IN NOSE Vibrant black and red fruit supported by eucalypt and crushed herbs.
IN MOUTH Blackberries, cassis and a hint of chocolate / liquorice are carried on a lovely and satisfying structure with well-integrated, super-fine tannins, and a long, lingering finish.
CELLAR until 2038+
DRINK WITH Roast lamb
ACCLAIM Not yet submitted to reviewers.