Howard Park `Abercrombie` Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (6 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

Named after Jeff Burch’s Great-Grandfather Walter Abercrombie, this Howard Park flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is noted for its outstanding structural complexity and exceptional elegance. It combines the austere dusty earth and blackcurrant aromas from Mount Barker, with the classic rich fruit and chocolaty palette of Margaret River. Together they produce an elegantly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with mature ripe tannins backed up by quality French oak. Careful long term cellaring will realize this wine’s full potential.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

From Great Southern and Margaret River; wild-fermented and extended post-fermentation maceration; matured in French barriques (60% new) for 20 months. This is Burch Family Wines' big dog, immensely powerful and deeply structured, blackcurrant, dried herbs and grainy tannins all competing for space and attention. Demands time, and will be very long lived.

James Halliday, Rating 96, 27th July 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A dark ruby red with purple hues and a translucent edge, all of which imply youth, intensity and promise.

Aroma

The bouquet is dense in dark berry fruits with hints of sweet, talcy and spicey French oak.

Palate

Rich in classic Cabernet notes of sweet blackberry and blackcurrant, savoury dried herbs and softening cocoa and mocha, the palate’s opulence is shaped by a supple and fine tannin structure.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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History

Howard Park Wines was established in 1986 and was one of the original pioneers of the Great Southern region. The founding owner of Howard Park, John Wade ventured west to Western Australia's South West with one belief: "I don't know any other region where you can produce both Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon as premium wines". This founding belief began the journey of Howard Park.

Now over 20 years on, Howard Park remains a family owned winery under the guidance of Jeff and Amy Burch. With a philosophy to produce wines of distinct regional character with an uncompromising commitment to quality Howard Park has forged an international reputation for their wines and an expanded range including single vineyard and multi regional wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern. 

"We have worked towards establishing Howard Park as a premium family wine company. This success will be measured by the work we do now for future generations."  Jeff Burch

Our Philosophy

This founding two region philosophy aligns with Howard Park's wine making philosophy which adopts an ethos for integrating the old with the new. Howard Park embraces modern technology whilst employing traditional wine making techniques and produces internationally recognised wines of the highest quality. As a result our Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines are only ever produced in very small quantities, but are noted for their rare balance of elegance and power with a proven history of ageing with increased complexity and interest.

"We have a simple philosophy; premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Simply, we go to wherever the fruit grows best." Jeff Burch

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