2020 Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon
Critical site selection and meticulous viticultural care result in a Cabernet Sauvignon to which the Burch family attach a beloved name – Abercrombie – after Jeff Burch’s great grandfather and mentor, Walter Abercrombie.
The 32nd release of our flagship wine, the 2020 Abercrombie is crafted from premium fruit grown at our Leston vineyard and joyously celebrates the synergy of variety and place for which Margaret River is justifiably revered.
The influence of a settled and sunny growing season in Margaret River are immediately evident in the impeccable presentation of this wine. It displays a compelling, fruit-centric perfume with lifted blackberry and blackberry-leaf aromatics, ripe plum skins and intriguing strawberry scents supported by an undercurrent of cinnamon, cedar and crushed gravel. There is a sublime quality to the structure, with present, balanced acidity and extremely refined tannins delivering flavour intensity to every corner of the palate. The integration of oak brings gravitas without superfluous weight and will assist to reveal a cavalcade of regional flavour signatures as the wine evolves over two decades – a longevity belied by the accessibility of the young wine but affirmed upon contemplation of the supreme harmony of its effortlessly long finish.
Pair alongside slow-cooked ribs, hearty mash and braised greens.
Drink now or cellar for up to 20 years.