Houghton `CW Ferguson` Cabernet Malbec 2016 (6 x 750mL), WA.

$68.99 per Bottle
$413.94 per pack

With the release of this exceptional Frankland River Cabernet Malbec blend, we honour the contribution to Houghton of this early Houghton winemaker. With a parcel sourced from a vineyard in each of the Frankland River and Mount Barker growing areas, this finely structured, powerful wine has concentrated flavours and fine tannins with a rich velvety structure.

Region:
WA - Frankland River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

So often a good wine, but gets lost in the mob, for whatever reason. Blackberry and blackcurrant pastille, gum leaf and lavender perfume, mocha. It’s medium to full-bodied, dense and neatly packed with tannin, fresh acidity, some tobacco and earthy flavours, perfume and chocolate trailing on a pretty long, slightly ashen finish. Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, Wine Front, Drink : 2019 - 2029

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant red/purple with a garnet hue

Bouquet

Bright aromas of mulberry, black cherry and cassis combine with cedar, spice, dark chocolate and hints of vanillin derived from the high quality oak maturation

Palate

Full flavoured palate displays complex bramble fruit, dark chocolate and ground coffee flavours. A firm but fine tannin structure supports a wine of great length and density. All at once rich, complex and perfectly balanced ensuring a long future with years ahead of it.

Cellar

Cellar for up to 10 years

Winery Profile

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Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries.

The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners - Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started producing wine early with its first commercial vintage – a modest 25 gallons, in 1859.

In 1880, Houghton received its first wine award, the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition. This was the first of many triumphs that have paved the way for Houghton to become Western Australia’s most awarded winery.

Houghton has had just 13 winemakers in its rich history and under their custodianship has produced wines with a remarkable consistency of style.

In 1922, 16-year-old Jack Mann, under the guidance of his father, George, began his winemaking apprenticeship at Houghton. Jack was to become the driving force of Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages. He brought passion, creative genius and an influence that extended far beyond Houghton, to the whole West Australian and Australian wine industry.

Jack’s best-known creation was Houghton White Burgundy, now ‘Houghton White Classic’, first crafted with incredible foresight in 1937 and an Australian favourite to this day.Houghton is now the tenth-largest red and white bottle brand in Australia, and sources fruit from every major premium grape-growing region in WA, including Gingin, Margaret River, Frankland River and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the emerging Pemberton region.Houghton is marking its celebrations with 175th year labelling on wines released this year, in addition to the winery’s signature stripe.

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • WA - Frankland River, Western Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14% alc.
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