If you know much about iconic Aussie red labels (especially anything with the words Cabernet and Coonawarra slapped on the label) you’ll know St Hugo. They’re up there with the likes of Wynns, Riddoch and Petaluma as the Coonawarra’s most premium Cabernet labels.
And if you know nothing about iconic Aussie labels but just fancy laying your hands on a world class, age worthy red (drink now to 2040) with a bottle that’s individually numbered, well here’s your guy.
It’s got a score of 90/100 from James Halliday, who reckons this is one for the cellar for sure. “It is intensely flavoured, and a minimum of 10 years away from being drinkable, but worth it for those not needing to consider the cost.” The panel at Winestate magazine gave it 5 Stars, saying “Excellent flavour intensity of sweet, very dark, berry fruits with fine drying tannins.”
We were taking no chances though so have painstakingly tasted several bottles recently (yes, it’s a bloody hard job sometimes)…we can confirm it’s A-grade stuff! Darkly coloured, full bodied Coonawarra Cabernet, loads of dark berry and cassis flavours, individually numbered bottles with cellaring potential up to 2040! It’s a class act.