A superb wine - perfectly blended to create a seamless, deep and complex blend with silky tannins and excellent cellaring potential.

2015 Gold Medal

Sommelier Challenge 2015 - 2012 Vintage

2013 Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013 - 2009 Vintage

2010 Trophy Medal

Riverina Wine Show - 2008 Vintage

2014 Gold Medal

China W&S Awards Best Value - 2009 Vintage

2012 Gold Medal

National Wine Show of Australia - 2009 Vintage

A fine balance between sweet fruit and fine structural tannin. Bright, dark berry flavours give the wine depth and generosity with dusty tannins holding it together. Oak adds a lovely char and spice elements to this wine of power and elegance.

Full depth crimson red with purple hues.
Lifted and intense on the nose with blackberry, five spice and briary complexity layered over oak derived notes of cedar and cinnamon.
Rich dark fruits fill a palate that is both crisp and concentrated. Velvety, fresh fine grained tannins with balanced acidity give flow and length to the palate. Considered oak completes the layers in this outstanding vintage resulting in a wine that carries the classic St Hugo signature of power and elegance.
Food pairing
Char grilled beef rib eye with roast vegetables and red wine jus.

The key to producing St Hugo is the vineyard is in the selection process. Each Coonawarra vineyard was carefully monitored as ripening progressed and only those parcels exhibiting excellent potential in terms of colour, varietal expression and tannin structure were set aside as candidates for inclusion in the St Hugo blend. All grapes delivered to the winery were de-stemmed and crushed into static fermenters.

Extraction of colour, flavour and tannin was achieved by “pumping over” regularly, allowing the fermenting juice to percolate through the skins. Full drain and returns were also employed at various stages through fermentation to help build structured yet supple tannin profiles. Once optimum colour, flavour and tannin extraction were achieved, the young wines were drained from the skins; the skins were then pressed, and the pressings fractions returned to the free-run. Malolactic fermentation and 22 months’ maturation took place in 55% new French oak and 7% new American oak hogsheads, with balance in a mix of used oak. Tasting of individual parcels revealed those that showed the distinctive regional and varietal characteristics required for St Hugo, and these were used to create the final blend. The wine was matured for an additional 14 months in bottled prior to release to allow the wine to integrate further.

The 2013 vintage in Coonawarra was one of note as the warm and dry growing season gave way to a cooler autumn. This allowed the fruit to ripen in a consistent and even manner giving full flavour ripeness, the lateness of the autumn rains allowed fruit to be harvest at the optimum time by the winemaker in pristine condition.

St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 14% ABV Per 10g of alcohol (89 mL): Per (150 mL) serving:
Alcohol (%): 14.1 14.1
Calories (g): 73 123
Fat (g): 0 0
Saturates (g): 0 0
Carbohydrates (g): 0.668 1.125
Sugars (g): 0.045 0.075
Proteins (mg): 8 15
*These calculations are based on the wine produced under this label (in the current vintage if wine is vintaged). Please note variances of +/-5% might occur between vintages or between blends of a vintage.

The wine spent 24 months in a mix of new and one -year old oak. The hue reflects the exceptional vintage, the bouquet and palate with a powerful, concentrated and ripe mix of cassis and redcurrant fruits; the oak and tannin management neatly wraps up a juicy mouthful of flavours.

2010 Vintage. 94 points.

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Daniel Swincer - Chief Winemaker

Daniel Swincer

Daniel has a flair for making wines that are beautifully distinctive in style. With his talents he harnesses the potential of the grapes, perfectly balancing fruit intensity with fine structural tannins, to create St Hugo wines with power and elegance that are the best possible expression of the fruit from each vintage.

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Australia 5352
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