Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of the best fruit produced at our Leston vineyard in Margaret River and our prized Abercrombie vineyard in Mount Barker, Great Southern. First made by Howard Park founder John Wade in 1986, the wine has a cellaring potential of 20 years.

The Abercrombie vineyard holds some of the oldest vines in the region. It was identified as suitable for Bordeaux-style Cabernet in the early 1970s and planted with Cabernet Sauvignon in 1975. While it operated under different owners until 2004, when it was purchased by the Burch family, the grapes from this site have always formed the backbone of our Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon as well as several other wines in the Howard Park range.

Grown on gentle slopes with a northerly aspect and gravelly soils, the Cabernet harvested here has the capacity to cellar, producing wine that is typically formidable in its youth, softening with elegance over time.

The Abercrombie is rated ‘Outstanding’ in the Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine, meaning it displays the best of the country’s winemaking practices, vineyard provenance and regional voice.
  • Producer
    • Howard Park
  • Region
    • Margaret River WA
  • Variety
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage
    • 2017