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Howard Park 'Leston' Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River Australia
92 Points

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Region: Australia Western Australia
Vintage: 2012
BC: $35.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -172148
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WineScores' Review

Effusive, fresh, supple.
From one of Australia's 12 First Families of Wine, this Cabernet is grown in the northerly maritime sub-region of Wilyabrup.
Effusive sweet fruit dominates the nose, think damson plums, mulberry and currants alongside mint, fennel, vanilla, chocolate and toasted brown spice. It is supple and very fresh in the mouth; cassis, coffee, bittersweet cocoa are lifted with mint. Great balance, juicy and persistent.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2015-12-09 16:18:45.0


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