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2018 Forest Hill Highbury Fields Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Forest Hill Highbury Fields Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The fruit was picked over several small picks then de-stemmed/crushed, chilled into mostly open fermenters. Initial cold soak and then inoculated. The fermenters were pumped over with aeration twice a day. The wine was then pressed to French barriques for its Malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was blended, fined with egg whites and bottled after 12 months maturation.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Dark crimson with purple hues. Aromas of blackberries, florals, bay leaf and dark chocolate. The palate is plush and medium bodied with blackcurrant flavours and fine tannin structure.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Forest Hill holds a firm place in Western Australian wine industry history as it is the oldest cool climate vineyard in the Great Southern region. This family owned winery was founded in 1965 by Tony and Betty Pearse when the vineyard was planted with Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. Forest Hill passed through the hands of the late Robert Holmes a Court before ending up with its current owners, the Lyons family. Today, the 95 hectares of vineyards are planted to varietals such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines are made from estate grown fruit by winemaker Liam Carmody, who has been with Forest Hill since 2008. The goal is to produce wines with correct varietal definition whilst expressing the distinct regional character of the Great Southern region.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    From Blocks 5, 6 and 7, Selectiv'-harvested, 12 months in French barriques, the wine including 14% malbec. Gold medal WA Wine Show '19 and gold (best in region) Halliday Cabernet Challenge '19. Luscious blackcurrant fruit, bay leaf and fine tannins.

    94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Highbury Fields forever?  This includes 14% Malbec.  Interestingly, I think I like this wine more than the more expensive Estate and Block 5 wines. Well, there you go. Blackcurrant, plum, aniseed, cedar, dried rose and gum leaf perfume. It’s black fruited, firm and tannic, but succulent and savoury, with black olive rolled in dried herb, crisp but balanced acidity, and a long cool finish. The tannin is kind of lead pencil-y and dark chocolate on the finish. You have to like the Great Southern style, but it’s very good. And value.