St Hugo honours the visionary leader; Hugo Gramp, who successfully built Gramp & Sons winery into an industry pillar inspiring progress across future generations of the Gramp family. St Hugo is a wine to be savoured by those creating a better life for the next generation.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
If there was less oak, this could have been a seriously good Coonawarra cabernet. As it is, it will appeal to many, with its cassis fruit girdled by cedar and cigar box flavours. Lots to enjoy with the right food (high-flavoured beef). Rating 92 - Drink by 2032, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2015).
Blackcurrant, redcurrant, aniseed and nut packed chocolate here, with some tobacco and spiced oak. Medium bodied, minerally feel with appealing clean acidity, red and black fruits and cedar oak in support. Tannin is fine, but pulls the finish just a little too dry, with a kind of coffee bean crunch on exit, which gives me pause for its future. Otherwise, all excellent and very appealing. Rating 92 - Drink by 2022+, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (JUN/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson with intense purple hues.
The nose is complex and intense, with cedar, blackberry and plum aromas with integrated oak and spice notes.
The palate is classic Coonawarra Cabernet, with richly concentrated flavours of dark fruit, cedar and blackberry enhanced by notes of spice and plum. The stylish and sympathetic oak is supported by long, silky, fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity.
Careful cellaring for 8-15 years will enable further development and integration of the ripe and intense fruit flavours and gradually reveal additional layers of complexity.
A perfect accompaniment to Wagyu beef, rare steak or lamb shanks.