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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Huntington Estate Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A 50/50 blend of Cabernet and Shiraz. The Cabernet portion from the estate's Block 3 and sent off to 70% aged French oak; Shiraz was taken from Block 1, being sent off to 60% New American. And yes, those things matter for what they impart to the wine, whether you care or not is up to you. 

It's deep, rich, a subtle toast is present, lurking seated in the wine. There's a Plummy aspect to the wine, certainly a dark black fruited nature. It's nimble, quite deft, for all its heft. A freshening acidic presence, carrying a wash of fruit across the palate. 

Delicately poised, not something I expected to say, ultra-fine tannin and a seemingly perpetual finish. It's balanced and well set for a duration in the cellar, easily 2030. 94 

Tasted on: Tuesday 28th May, a Flower to Leaf day 
Source: Sample
Price: $100
Alcohol: 14.1%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: https://huntingtonestate.com.au

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