HUNTINGTON ESTATE MUDGEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 ($26)

By | March 31, 2016

Sourced from Huntington Estate’s “Block 9” vineyard, which was planted in the early 70s, this is affordable Mudgee magic and best suits a roast lamb with its dark colour, big black currant/plum flavours alongside an edge of savoury/cedary tannins that have been softened by the extended maturation time in bottle before release. It’s traditional, varietal, and mediumbodied with good structure, and the fine tannins are very much a hallmark. The 2009 vintage was an exceptional year for reds in Mudgee, with a perfect balance of warm days and cool nights ensuring rich colour, vibrancy and power in the wines, and it shows in this entry level wine that certainly over delivers for the price.