Houghton `CW Ferguson` Cabernet Malbec 2007 (6 x 750mL), WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

A wine of elegance and fruit power, C.W. Ferguson Cabernet Malbec 2007 is the first release of this wine and marks a tribute to early Houghton wine maker, Charles William Ferguson.

Born in 1848 in Western Australia, Charles William Ferguson forged the start of the Houghton winemaking era, taking it into the twentieth century. A man of drive and responsibility, Charles was committed to developing the local area as well as a reputation for Houghton, for its winemaking quality.

Region:
WA - Frankland River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Excellent crimson-purple colour; the malbec contribution is very obvious, adding plum/plum jam to the black fruits of the cabernet. Will be long lived. Frankland River (malbec)/Mt Barker (cabernet). Drink to 2032. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright and luminous, inky red with a scarlet hue.

Aroma

The intense and brooding aromas display characters of mulberry, black cherry and cassis combined with tobacco leaf, cigar box and cinnamon oak notes.

Palate

The concentrated palate shows vibrant red berry and raspberry fruits with flavours of dark chocolate and coffee. Fine tannins lend a rich velvety structure and provide the wine with great length and density.

Cellaring Potential

Cellar for up to 10 years.

C.W. Ferguson

Born in 1848 in Western Australia, Charles William Ferguson forged the start of the Houghton winemaking era, taking it into the twentieth century. A man of drive and responsibility, Charles was committed to developing the local area as well as a reputation for Houghton, for its winemaking quality.

A wine of elegance and fruit power, C.W. Ferguson Cabernet Malbec 2007 is the first release of this wine and marks a tribute to early Houghton wine maker, Charles William Ferguson.

Vineyard

The majority of fruit for this wine (Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Malbec 25%) was sourced from the Justin Vineyard in the Frankland River area of the Great Southern growing region. This is the same vineyard that provides grapes for the Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon. The Frankland River area is characterised by cool winters, warm summer days and cool summer nights. The soils are some of the oldest degraded granite gravels in the world. The remaining parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) was sourced from the Langton Vineyard in Mt Barker. Here very old vines and cooler temperatures create wines with structure and intensity.

Vintage
2007
Region
WA - Frankland River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries.

The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners - Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started producing wine early with its first commercial vintage – a modest 25 gallons, in 1859.

In 1880, Houghton received its first wine award, the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition. This was the first of many triumphs that have paved the way for Houghton to become Western Australia’s most awarded winery.

Houghton has had just 13 winemakers in its rich history and under their custodianship has produced wines with a remarkable consistency of style.

In 1922, 16-year-old Jack Mann, under the guidance of his father, George, began his winemaking apprenticeship at Houghton. Jack was to become the driving force of Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages. He brought passion, creative genius and an influence that extended far beyond Houghton, to the whole West Australian and Australian wine industry.

Jack’s best-known creation was Houghton White Burgundy, now ‘Houghton White Classic’, first crafted with incredible foresight in 1937 and an Australian favourite to this day.Houghton is now the tenth-largest red and white bottle brand in Australia, and sources fruit from every major premium grape-growing region in WA, including Gingin, Margaret River, Frankland River and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the emerging Pemberton region.Houghton is marking its celebrations with 175th year labelling on wines released this year, in addition to the winery’s signature stripe.

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