2017 Howard Park ‘Miamup’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Tastes Like: Black Currant, Baking Spice, Cocoa, Crushed Plum
Margaret River is Australia’s premier Cabernet growing region, known for their unusually refined, elegant reds that combine the complexity of Bordeaux with the plush, engaging flavors of Napa. Howard Park is one of Australia’s pioneering wineries, boasting over 30+ years of winemaking history. Led by legendary winemaker Janice McDonald, the estate is raising the bar for what Australia has to offer, making boutique selections of uncompromising quality.
Janice McDonald’s goal is “to handcraft elegant wines of expression – embracing of tradition and heritage – yet adventurous and reflective of provenance.” Her winemaking process is simple: begin with vineyard sites that are best suited for each variety, incorporate biodynamic and organic practices, and use sophisticated winemaking processes to craft textured wines with subdued intensity and persistent flavors. Her wines are so incredible that she was named 2018 Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s ‘Winemaker of the Year!’
“After 18 months in 10% new French oak, the 2017 Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon has emerged with a gentle coating of baking spices and cocoa over its fruity core of plum and cassis. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a velvety feel, a streamlined shape on the palate and a long, softly dusty finish.” – 90 Points, Wine Advocate