Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon
This is one of the best Leston cabernets yet, which is no surprise given the quality of this great vintage. Powerful and laden with a dense concentration of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and ripe plum. There’s a nice lift of cedary oak. It’s a plush and opulent wine with a deliciously thick satisfying palate.
Howard Park was borne from an ambition to craft wine with generational cellaring potential. The first two wines were produced by founding winemaker, John Wade, who left a prestigious posting in the Coonawarra after seeing enormous promise in the budding Great Southern wine region. John had seen enormous success at Under the Howard Park label, he crafted a Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon to stand the test of time. His friend and fellow wine lover, Jeff Burch, joined in partnership seven years later, purchasing cornerstone land parcels, constructing a winery and cellar door, and entwining his family with Howard Park’s future.