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Angela Mount puts her $20 million insured palate to the 1998 Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon


"Soft, sumptuous yet beautifully restrained style, showing incredible structure and freshness of fruit for this vintage. Pure, vibrant cassis character on nose and palate, with softened tannins which support a delightfully complex, balanced wine, bursting with fresh blackcurrants, eucalypt and a dusting of cocoa powder."

- Angela Mount, wine consultant

Angela Mount, wine consultant, presenter and wine writer; her taste buds were famously insured for £10 million (US$20million) by her previous bosses at supermarket giant Somerfield where she worked as chief wine buyer, and was widely credited with revolutionising wine on the high street in London by making quality wine accessible to the masses. She regularly works with top chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Antony Worrall Thompson.

Category: Endorsements