(From «nv» Vintage) Colour Full depth red with an intense crimson-purple edge. Bouquet Lifted and intense on the nose, with vibrant cassis and black fruits layered over well integrated oak-derived notes of cedar, cinnamon and roasted hazelnut. Palate Richly concentrated fruit flavours combined with stylish and sympathetic oak supported by long, silky, fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity. The excellent growing conditions in vintage 2010 have created the perfect balance between power and elegance. These attributes have become a stylistic signature of St Hugo over many years.
James Halliday says: Deep, bright colour; St Hugo has a long and distinguished history in Coonawarra, and seldom misses the mark; this is an impeccably structured and balanced wine, fruit and oak fused together, and some Coonawarra earth notes making their expected appearance. 94 points.
vibrant Cabernet. fresh fruit forward style.
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08