Many, many years ago, I had to complete a training course as part of being accepted into my current vocation. It was a mixed bunch of people in ages, life experience, skill sets and attitudes. The one thing we all had in common was, we all wanted everyone to succeed and get through the course. There were 20 of us and 19 made it through. It was all about contributing to the success of the others, and the end of course awards were appropriately shared.
I think this wine is similar in that it may be the ‘entry’ level of the Huntington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon range, yet it still contributes to the success of the others. It also consistently sets the bar pretty high for which the Special Reserve and Block 3 need to get over.
Everything about this is Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberries. Good, ripe, juicy blackberries, blackcurrants too, a dab of herbs, tannins are in tune with the whole medium bodied kit and the flavours carry through to a pretty fruit-full finish. Consistency won’t win you a Brownlow Medal or the Daly M, but it will earn respect. This wine has that in spades.
Region: Mudgee, NSW Price: $32 Source: Sample thanks to Huntington Estate