Elegant and classy

Howard Park A.S.W. Cabernet Shiraz 2016, Margaret River, AUD $100

A new flagship wine from a distinguished winery. It’s young and shows a lot of toasty oak plus concentrated blackberry, blackcurrant fruit, the cabernet having the whip hand at this stage. It’s full-bodied, beautifully ripe, elegant and classy, with measured tannins and smooth texture. It will cellar superbly for many years. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: drink now to 20 years

Food: Hard cheeses, such as Reggiano

Stockists: Burch Family Wines; Armadale Cellars – Vic; Kemeny’s, Bondi – NSW (AU)

Ranked: #1 of 23 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from Margaret River

Awarded: Top Rank

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