2013 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

How often do you see ‘Winemakers Reserve’ or ‘Vineyard Selection’ or, in this case, ‘Special Reserve’ on a bottle of wine?  I’ve seen a few and I don’t have a problem with that except when it’s not backed up with quality contents.  This Huntington Estate Cabernet bottle is packed full of quality contents and deservedly wears the ‘Special Reserve’ label and here’s why.

I wish I could put a picture of the colour here which would do it justice.  It’s  deep, dark and delectable.  It’s also a shame I can’t paint a picture of the aromas.  The only thing I can do, of course, is try and describe them as best I can.  Plenty of dark berries that smell ripe, lush and mouth-wateringly juicy.

This time, close your eyes and get someone else to read this bit to you.  Dark berries and plums do most of the talking with a nice touch of freshness from medium weight red fruits bringing some flavour balance (if you know what I mean).  It’s not all about the fruit here either.  There’s a terrific soft, creamy oak addition on the finish that sits perfectly with the complementary tannins.  All this bodes well for the future of a wine that is five years old!!

Huntington Estate Website

Region: Mudgee, NSW     Price: $36     Source: Sample courtesy of Define Wine



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