Vintage Chart

Howard Park 'Abercrombie' Cabernet Sauvignon 

Vintage Tasting notes HOW
 ABE
Rating
1- 5
Drink Varieties
1986 Leather, cassis, classic old Cabernet, retains brightness and structure  - wonderful wine  HOW 5 now - 2014 CS
1987 Classsic old leather, a touch dull and drying out  HOW 3 now - 2014 CS
1988 Tight acidity, cool fruit flavours, great complexity  HOW 3.5 now - 2014 CS
1989 Great flavours of developed fruit , silky smooth palate . Lovely drink HOW 4 now - 2014 CS
1990 Exotic fruit  note , vibrant fresh, less structure or complex HOW 3 now - 2014 CSM
1991 Elegant, lighter structure, soft fruit, sublte and complex HOW 3 now - 2014 CSM
1992 Tight tannin/acid  structure , savoury and flavours HOW 4 now - 2014 CSM
1993 Tight, lean, green fruit notes - cool year  HOW 3 now - 2014 CSM
1994 Plush berry fruits, fine tannins , opulent wine  HOW 4.5 now - 2018 CSM
1995 Fleshy berry fruits and prunes, fine supple tannins , powerful wine, developing well  HOW 5 now - 2018 CS
1996 Sweet and savoury, elegant structure and fine boned HOW 3.5 now - 2016 CSM
1997 Tight acidity , very structured wine, savoury edge,  classic cool year    HOW 3.5 now - 2018 CSM
1998 Rich fruit weight , perfume notes , fleshy stylish HOW 4 now- 2020 CSCFM
1999 Supple fruits fine tannins, berries and prunes. Big structured wine  HOW 5 now- 2020 CSM
2000 Bright sweet fruit, mint hints , elegant structure  HOW 3 now- 2020 CS
2001 Grippy tannins, tight acidity, big structure, bold fruit HOW 4 now - 2020 CSMCF
2002 Earthy, dusty tannins , hints of green fruit  HOW 3 now - 2018 CS
2003 Good fruit weight , supple and pretty with floral notes  HOW 3.5 now - 2020 CSM
2004 Rich red fruits, great length of flavour, supple tannins HOW 4.5 now - 2020 CSM
2005 Floral notes, red fruits, chunky structure, big powerful attractive wine  ABE 4.5 now - 2020 CS
2006 A bad year for Margaret River and the Great Southern for Red wine, we decided not to produce any.        
2007 Dried fruit flavours, warm,  clunky yet very powerful tannins  ABE 4.5 now - 2020 CS
2008 Great balance, powerful fruit and elegance ABE 5 now- 2025 CS
2009 Great perfume and poise, classic Cabernet structure and flavour ABE 5 from 2016 CS
2010 Red fruit , hints of cassis, perfume, mocha notes, abundant fine tannin structure ABE 4.5 from 2016 CS

HOW = Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon

ABE = Howard Park 'Abercrombie' Cabernet Sauvignon 

CS = Cabernet Sauvignon

CSM = Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

CSMCF = Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc