2013 Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L Magnum

  • 2013 Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L Magnum

    2013 Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L Magnum 13-LES-CSXX-DOM3M

    Wine overview

    • Variety
      Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Region
      100% Leston Vineyard, Margaret River
    • Cellaring
      10 - 15 years

    A perfumed and poised wine delivering classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon flavour and presence.

    Reviews

    "Both opulent and fine at once. The bullseye has been hit dead centre here. Oak, fruit, acid and tannin all pull together. Excellent wine, builds its own landscape. Blackcurrant-like flavour, luscious, is slipped with coffee-cream, leather, cigars. Dusty, fruit-filled tannin winds its way through, inexorable, unhurried, a river flowing over smooth long stones. The longer you sit with it, the lower the price seems."

    96 Points

    James Halliday - 'Wine of the Week', Halliday Wine Companion online

     


    “An opulent version of Leston cabernet. Oak and fruit, brimful, eager to please but with ropes of tannin to keep it safely at dock. Blackcurrant, leather, smokin’ cigars, coffee-cream. Cedarwood. Dust. Pure, luscious, velvety and varietal at once. Quite the looker.”

    94+ Points

    Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

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    “It’s all Australian yet reminds me of Bordeaux. I offer it as a compliment. 94 points now, more to come and if putting away well worth the $46, If into Bordeaux it’s at least half the price of its French equivalent.”

    94 Points

    Tony Keys - The Key Review of Wine


     

    Technical Notes

    The 2013 Season

    Margaret River began the growing season with a rain filled soil profile and full catchments. Late spring was mild and windy with a 4 day period of damaging north westerlies during flowering. This common spring weather pattern did affect set and subsequent yields in all varieties. Other than this blustery start, the vintage was uniformly warm to hot and without significant summer rains. With yields below average, the wines produced from the 2013 vintage are full of ripe varietal fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins. This vintage is excellent for Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Technical Notes

    Vinification occurred in closed stainless steel fermenters with diligent cap management to extract fine fruit tannin and strong varietal flavour. Selected parcels remained on skins post the fermentation to further enhance the tannin profile while others were pressed at dryness to capture fruit vibrancy. After
    pressing, each batch is matured separately in order to build a wine history over time. Barrel maturation for 18 months in 40% new and 60% older, French oak barriques ensures the thorough integration of oak and grape tannins. The wine had egg white fining & light filtration before bottling.

    Analysis

    Alcohol: 14.0%v/v
    pH: 3.58
    Acidity: 6.19g.lt
    Residual Sugar: 0.6g/lt

    Tasting Notes

    Colour: Deep garnet
    Bouquet: Rich aromas of cinnamon & blackcurrant with underlying bay leaf savoury, finished with warm tobacco flavours.
    Palate: Luscious and dense blueberry and plum layers with a hint of cedar. Underlying cinnamon complexity, with a hint of leather.

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    Cellaring

    Cellar for 10-15 years to realize full potential.

    Awards

    Vintage Award
    2016 Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards
    2011 Bronze Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    2011 Bronze Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
    2011 Bronze Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
    2011 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
    2011 Silver Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2010 Silver Medal - Decanter Asia Wine Awards
    2010 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
    2009 Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    2009 Silver Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2009 Bronze Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show
    2008 Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2007 Gold Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2006 Bronze Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show
    2003 Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Challenge

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    Reviews

    96 Points - James Halliday

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    Awards

    Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
    Bronze Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    Bronze Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2013
    Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
    Silver Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show 2013
    Bronze Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition

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    $107.00 per magnum (inc GST)
    RRP: $97.00