2022 Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River is arguably Australia’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon grape growing region and Cabernet Sauvignon its greatest natural asset. Great Cabernet should be both perfumed and poised, and meticulous site selection is critical to achieving these key attributes. Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant regional expression of abundant flavour and elegant structure.
A warm and elongated vintage, 2022 presented the perfect combination of conditions to produce a Cabernet of incredible fruit power complemented by endless complexity in the glass. Boisterous, ripe red fruit aromas immediately rise from the glass carried upon undercurrents of savoury earth, cedar spice and dried sage. After the array of red briary fruit comes deeper tones of blackberry, cherry cola and cassis with a light dusting of cocoa powder and hint of coffee bean. The palate is plush and juicy boasting persistent dark fruit, lifted by bright acidity and underpinned by impeccable structure. A fine grained tannin locks in fleeting notes of freeze-dried raspberry, mulberries, and nori, culminating in a sumptuous and extended finish. Although undeniably approachable now, this wine has the potential to evolve gracefully for another 5 years.
A perfect accompaniment to a classic beef and bacon burger, served with a side of polenta fries.
Drink now or cellar for 5 to 8 years.