Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Abercrombie’ is the definitive Cabernet Sauvignon of Howard Park Wines. Since the first release in 1986, a multi-region five-vineyard Western Australian blend, this wine has been a true reflection of the best fruit chosen from a selection of the oldest vineyards in Western Australia’s Margaret River region and cool climate Mount Barker and Porongurup sub-regions of the Great Southern. Produced from the top 1% of available Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and then only in the years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available.
- Western Australia
Deep purple-crimson; made from old vine cabernet from Great Southern (predominantly)/Margaret River; spends 20 months in 60% new French oak barriques and fermented wild. This is classically powerful cabernet sauvignon, its fruit and tannins grappling with each other; over time the tannins will lose the battle and at the point of surrender, a truly great wine will emerge. Rating 96 - Drink by 2035 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Named after Jeff Burch’s Great-Grandfather Walter Abercrombie, this Howard Park flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is noted for its outstanding structural complexity and exceptional elegance. It combines the austere dusty earth and blackcurrant aromas from Mount Barker, with the classic rich fruit and chocolaty palette of Margaret River. Together they produce an elegantly balanced cabernet sauvignon with mature ripe tannins backed up by quality French oak. Careful long term cellaring will realize this wine’s full potential.
Medals & Trophies
Grand Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards