Monday, 22 July 2019
Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon is Huntington Estate's flagship variety. The fruit for this wine is harvested from Block 9 (planted in the early 1970s).
Cold soaked for three days, it's fermented on skins for ten days in an oak fermenter before seeing time in barrel for 18 months (40% of which was new French oak).
This is a wine built to last. Ask winemaker Tim Stevens about tannins and his face beams. He loves a tannin chat and speaks glowingly about the Mudgee tannins so close to his heart.
Minty and savoury characters glide through the mouth with ease. The oak is well balanced, and over a few days of tasting, longevity is certainly in its veins. Black olives, black fruits and some leathery tones fuse together with ease. Over a couple of days of tasting it relaxed and unfurled nicely yet the tannin grip still evident. Impressive.
Drink to ten years+
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