Wine of the Month: Houghton Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Is this one of Australia’s forgotten gems? The length and elegance of this wine is there for the taking – and with change for $20. Rich cigar, black currant and red fruit shows some cedary depths that keep evolving in the glass. Powdery tannins give their supple texture to ripe and sweet juicy fruit with drinkability oozing from every well balanced pore. It is elegantly waisted enough not to have to take it to dinner, although it will certainly shine anywhere you go.
And it is good for a second night if you please. A few wise bottles in the cellar would be a good idea too.
Date: February 2013 Price: $19 Value: $$$$ Drink: Now – 5 years