J.J.Hahn Homestead, Cabernet Sauvignon - Barossa Valley
- Vintage: 2017
- Origin: J.J.Hahn Wine Company, Barossa Valley, South Australia
- Taste guide: Full bodied, ripe black forest fruit flavours, hints of mocha, spice notes, soft round tannins, oaked
- 75cl - 14% - screwcap
The land on which the Hahn vineyards sit was first settled in 1845 and remarkably this holding is still in Hahn family hands, six generations on, with the current custodians, Jacqui and James Hahn still occupying the original homestead.
The partnership of Rolf Binder/Veritas wines and the Hahn family was established in 1997 and today Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder continues to produce the wines under the same label. The Hahn’s tend the vines and the crop and the two consult each other to set cropping levels through to the time of harvest.
This 2017 vintage of JJ Hahn "Homestead" is a full-flavoured Barossa red wine offering up ripe black forest fruits and mocha flavours, along with some attractive spice, rounded soft tannins and excellent persistent weight on the palate.
Three separate Binder Estate Cabernet vineyards in the Barossa Valley’s Light Pass and Vine Vale sub regions produce fruit similar in structure and complexity with slight differences in tannins, however each plot has quite differing flavour profiles and concentration levels. Once picked, the grapes are all made into separate wine batches and then the best barrels are selected to match the individual style of Hahn's ‘Homestead’ wine. The wine was matured in a selection of French (65%) and American (35%) oak barrels for 16 months. The separate barrels were then blended together to create the final blend, then bottled without filtration.
Lovely vibrant purple colour. Aromas of sweet blackcurrants, blackberry and cassis, with just a hint of sweet oak from the use of American oak. The palate is ripe and concentrated with a wall of gripping, yet soft tannins. Hallmark varietal black berry fruits fill the mouth evenly, with subtle herb notes of clove and tomato leaf, adding interest and complexity. Shows a nice long persistence of flavour. This is an extremely enjoyable and very approachable release of the ‘Homestead’ Cabernet Sauvignon from a great year overall.
The winemaker indicates that this wine will offer great drinking for 5-8 years from vintage.
This is a classic Barossa red that represents exceptional drinkability and value. Complex and powerful yet very approachable.
Has been seen on Restaurant lists between £24 and £34!!
£14 upwards elsewhere online, however at BinEndWines it is £10.80 - a decent price for a single-estate Barossa red.