Houghton `Jack Mann` Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (6 x 750mL), WA. RRP$94.95

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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.

Winemaking Notes

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.

Cellaring Potential

7 -15 years

WA - Frankland River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork 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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