2018 Huntington Estate Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Full-bodied and flavoured.
VINTAGE A great vintage. Good rains during last winter ensured a full soil moisture profile. Consistent weather until late Summer also helped the vines gain strength to settle for a couple of hot spells just before ripening which was marked by ideal dry conditions.
VARIETY This classic Australian blend has a long and illustrious history here at Huntington - we've had some trophy winners in our time. Cabernet provides structure, line and length while the Shiraz smoothes, softens and fills out the mid-palate, creating a wine of superb balance. We are very committed to this blend and will be regularly releasing.
WINEMAKING A blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Shiraz from riper parts of our vineyard and vinified in a traditional way using warm, short ferments and older, prolonged oak.
IN NOSE Jammy, succulent purple fruit with hints of spice and cedary oak. Vibrant, supple and bursting with fruit.
IN MOUTH A big, full-bodied wine, rustic and full of flavour. Packed with ripe blackberry and mulberry fruit with a kick of pepper. Rounded with chewy tannins and a long and lush fruit finish. An Aussie classic.
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