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Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Huntington Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Slightly deeper colour than Block 3; a more aristocratic version, with an element of briary austerity that is part and parcel of many top-quality cabernets; however, it also has lovely mid-to back-palate flesh, finishing with ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
This is a medium-bodied, well-balanced cabernet with considerable tannin for the long haul. Not for the faint-hearted on release. The 2004 was a wine with acidity giving length while the 2005 and 2006 are more extracted wines in the modern style, different, fatter and thicker.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
This is a medium-bodied, well-balanced cabernet with considerable tannin for the long haul. Not for the faint-hearted on release. The 2004 was a wine with acidity giving length while the '05 and '06 are more extracted wines in the modern style, different, fatter and thicker.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
91
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A baked expression of plums and raisins, berries and currants is somewhat overawed by its assertive handling with raw cedary, mocha and ground coffee-like oak. It's long and smooth, with sufficient fruit sweetness and length to counter its leathery, meaty and earthy development, but culminates at a rather unpolished, raw-edged finish underpinned by a firm and drying extract. My rating is based on my expectation that it will integrate better with some time in bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Shows obvious colour development; savoury/earthy components are threatening to dry out the fruit and there is a distinct lift to the finish, perhaps reflecting some volatile acidity
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
This is a medium-bodied, well-balanced cabernet with considerable tannin for the long haul. Not for the faint-hearted on release. The 2004 was a wine with acidity giving length while the 2005 and 2006 are more extracted wines in the modern style, different, fatter and thicker.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rustic, meaty and leathery, this youngish slightly raw and aggressive cabernet simply needs time to dampen down, its earthy and slightly baked aromas of dark plums and blackberries precede a robust, powdery and grippy palate whose almost currant-like fruit is backed by a faint herbal aspect.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Bin FB20. Excellent blackcurrant fruit; supple, smooth and long; ripe but balanced tannins; subtle oak; stylish wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
An old-fashioned, concentrated red whose heady aromas of plums, cassis and blackberries are backed by assertive smoky vanilla oak and undertones of licorice, tar and treacle. Ripe and sumptuous, It's thickly laden with dark fruit and gripped by firm, furry tannin. The oak is fairly intrusive right now, but should ease back with time.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
91
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Developing sweet, earthy, leathery aromas with scents of violets, cassis and raspberry confiture. Smooth, generous and surprisingly elegant, it's a long, deeply concentrated and sumptuous red whose sweet small black and red berry flavours are matched to assertive cedar/vanilla oak and offset by meaty, earthy and savoury complexity. Good balance and future.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Bin FB24. Fragrant blackcurrant aromas; medium-bodied, sweet cassis fruit; excellent tannin structure/mouthfeel.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; solid black fruit aromas, supported by subtle oak, lead into an equally solid but smooth palate, with blackcurrant and chocolate nuances, excellent tannin management, and the oak characteristically subtle.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90

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