Houghton `CW Ferguson` Cabernet Malbec 2008 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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A wine of elegance and fruit power, C.W. Ferguson Cabernet Malbec 2008 is the second release of this wine and marks a tribute to early Houghton Winemaker, Charles William Ferguson.

With the release of this exceptional Frankland River Cabernet Malbec blend, we honour the contribution to Houghton of this early Houghton winemaker. With a parcel sourced from a vineyard in each of the Frankland River and Mount Barker growing areas, this finely structured, powerful wine has concentrated flavours and fine tannins with a rich velvety structure.

WA - Frankland River
Western Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright and luminous, inky red with a scarlet hue.


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


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.


Cellar for up to 10 years.

WA - Frankland River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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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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