The Barossa Valley winemaker’s new collection is comprised of a back catalogue of its most outstanding vintage cabernets, all boasting extended cellaring for a more complex taste.
When St Hugo started producing wine in 1980 in the heart of the Barossa Valley, its Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon was its leading star. Since then, expansion has led to the brand’s collection extending to chardonnay, riesling, shiraz and grenache varietals.
St Hugo has now debuted their exclusive Fine and Rare Collection, a select range of its best Coonawarra cabernets showcasing the longevity and complexity that is gained by these fine wines with extended cellaring.
Stored securely and in carefully monitored conditions at the St Hugo winery in the Barossa, these scarce back vintage wines from 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 have been hand-selected after rigorous tasting and review by the Chief Winemaker, Peter Munro, before consideration for re-release.
“The St Hugo Fine and Rare Collection is an exciting release of some of our finest back vintages. It has been fascinating to monitor the evolutionary transformation that these wines have undergone during the extended cellaring process.
The 1998 St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is a fully mature wine from an exceptional vintage that is still displaying primary blackcurrant flavours 20 years on. While the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 are excellent examples expressing the individual vintage conditions and will continue to develop further complexity over the coming decade,” commented St Hugo Chief Winemaker Peter Munro.
Previously only available for purchase at the Barossa winery, the collection is now available through the St Hugo wine club.