2018 Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon
In the temperate climate of Margaret River, Cabernet Sauvignon is at home. Here the maritime influences temper the extremes of seasons, and allow Cabernet Sauvignon to thrive.
Cabernet Sauvignon from our Leston vineyard, located in the heart of Margaret River, is crafted to highlight the distinctive varietal and regional qualities of this remarkable site.
Garnet colour. A lifted and brambly bouquet; cassis, eucalyptus, graphite. Mouth filling red and black fruit notes with a jube-like quench of blackcurrant, pomegranate, cherry plum, with hints of graphite, samphire plus cedar oak nuances. There is an elegance here to all components. Maturation in French oak for 18 months (40% new) smooths the edges of the palate and adds a little weight; it tapers with fine dry tannin, balanced with natural acidity, so the delicate details of this cabernet shine through.
Pair with olive-crusted lamb and adzuki bean puree.
Drink now or cellar for 7 to 10 years.