95 Points & Special Value Wines James Halliday
West Cape Howe was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the most popular wine brands in Western Australia. Over time it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it un-equalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.
Dense plum fruit aromas, hints of smoky oak with rich berry fruits. A well textured wine with great depth of fruit; particularly ripe boysenberry and blackberry fruit flavours. This wine has lovely mouthfeel, a beautiful silkiness and is very well balanced; the intense fresh berry fruit flavours being complemented by the oak characters picked up during barrel maturation. The gently drying tannins and good acidity contribute to its great persistence of flavour.
“A selection of the best parcels of grapes from West Cape Howe’s oldest vineyards in Mount Barker, matured for 18 months in French oak. The bright colour and purity of the fruit on the bouquet set the antennae waving, the palate cast in the same mould, with purity its middle name. Red and blackcurrant fruit provides the full menu for first class entertainment.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wines James Halliday