In honour of the great Jack Mann (1906 - 1989), with Houghton's most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, his preferred variety.
Jack Mann contributed more to Western Australian winemaking than any other. He created wine styles often way ahead of their time, yet insisted nature was the only true winemaker.
From 1922 Jack crafted 51 consecutive vintages at Houghton, ever challenging winemaking standards and leading by legendary example.
- WA - Frankland River
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is dense in colour, being deep purple-red with a bright scarlet hue.
The bouquet has intense aromatics of blackberry, cassis and dark berry fruits, black olive and hints of mint with dark chocolate and fine cedary French oak.
The palate is full-flavoured, rich, intense and complex. Concentrated, classic varietal fruit flavours are evident and supported by integrated fine French oak. The plush sweet fruit flavours are long on the palate and supported by the firm, fine tannin structure. A beautiful wine in every respect.
Jack Mann Cabernet is harvested from the Justin Vineyard in the Frankland River region.
This region is characterised by cool winters, warm summer days and cool summer nights. The soils at Frankland River are degraded granite gravels that are some of the oldest in the world. The Cabernet grapes for this wine are harvested from a small patch of vines which are over 35 years old in the centre of the vineyard.
The clone of Cabernet, is an original Houghton clone developed by Jack Mann.
Grapes are hand picked and open fermented, hand plunged and pressed in small batches. The wine spends between 18 and 24 months in a combination of new and two year old oak barriques before bottling and maturation prior to public release. Dark red berries, firm fine tannin, great acid definition and depth characterise this exceptional wine, named for an exceptional man.
7 -15 years