Delicious. Creamy, silky, red fruits and szechuan spice. Some pink peppercorn in there, too. Plump.
94 points, Wine Companion (December 2020)
John Gladstones, an influential agricultural scientist who played a key role in vineyard establishment in Western Australia, recommended Pemberton as a viable grape region in 1977, leading to the first experimental plantings. However it was not until 1982 that the first commercial vineyards were established. Pemberton is found southeast of Margaret River in the lower south-western portion of Western Australia. The region enjoys a maritime climate with most vineyards anchored on gravelly sand and loam, at an altitude up to 200 metres above sea level. Pemberton is a region dotted with small family run boutique wineries, however 85% of the region is still bushland, forested with local karri trees. Chardonnay is one of Pemberton’s most successful varieties often made in a full-bodied generous style although Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon also thrive in the region.
Established in 1836, Houghton is a large Western Australian wine company based in the Swan Valley with extensive vineyard holdings in WA. The pioneering Jack Mann began his apprenticeship in 1922 and became the driving force behind the company for an astounding 51 consecutive vintages. After a series of corporate take-overs and acquisitions, Houghton is now part of the huge Accolade Wines group. The brand is is best known for its popular Houghton White Burgundy (now called Houghton White Classic) and its flagship premium wine the Jack Mann Cabernet blend.
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