2017 Houghton Gladstone Cabernet Sauvignon


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From a dry-grown single vineyard in Wilyabrup. Selectiv'-harvested or hand-picked and sorted, open-fermented 10 days, basket-pressed, matured for 15 months in French barriques. A long-established classic Margaret River cabernet, every step along the way precisely measured.
James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion
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How's it taste?
Brilliant, dark red in appearance with tinges of purple, this wine displays bright aromatics of ripe plum fruits, cassis , bay leaf and dried herbs with hints of toasted oak chariness and subtle mocha spice. A full bodied and highly structured wine showing classic varietal characters of cassis, plum and tobacco. The rich and dense fruit are balanced by ample fine grained tannins providing structure and the backbone for longevity. An exceptional wine with outstanding structure, flavour and complexity that has the balance and poise to age for up to 15 years. Enjoy with rich meat dishes such as rare roast beef, roast duck or barbequed venison.
How was it made?
The Houghton Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon honours renowned viticulturist and long time supporter of Houghton, DrJohn Gladstones. In 1965 John published a scientific paper identifying the suitability of the Margaret River region to produce premium wine grapes. His importance as a viticultural researcher was recognised in 2008 when he received the Maurice O’Sheaaward for outstanding contribution to the wine industry.Fruit for this wine was hand picked to maximise quality and allow hand sorting of the fruit. This ensured only the highest quality grapes were permitted into the fermenter. Fermentation was undertaken in small open top fermenters with indigenous yeasts and lasted for 10 days. The wine was then gently pressed off skins in a basket press to tank and briefly allowed to settle before transfer to French oak for malolactic fermentation. The wine then spent a further 13 months maturating in new, 1 year and 2 year old French oak barriques. At the end of maturation the wine was lightly fined before filtration and preparation for bottle. This is a small volume wine that was handled separately through its life and speaks of the single vineyard site where the grapes were grown.
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98 Points
James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion
From a dry-grown single vineyard in Wilyabrup. Selectiv'-harvested or hand-picked and sorted, open-fermented 10 days, basket-pressed, matured for 15 months in French barriques. A long-established classic Margaret River cabernet, every step along the way precisely measured.
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Expert Review
96 Points
Ray Jordan
An elegant and most stylish cabernet from this cool Margaret River vintage. Leafy black olive and blackcurrant fruit aromas with a trace of bay leaf and oyster shell. The palate is perfectly integrated with chalky, firm tannins and plenty of fine-grained oak. Beautifully crafted tribute to the man who pointed to Margaret River all those years ago.
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