07 Elizabeth Spencer Howell Mountain Cabernet ($75) ☺☺☺☺

When you combine a great vintage with a quality producer then the results are always going to be good. Elizabeth Spencer focuses on quality and their fruit from Howell Mountain is superb. The wine was drunk with a roast lamb and the wine gives us the classic cassis, cedar, leather and tobacco you would expect from a great cabernet. The taste was full of ripe cherries and back fruit with a beautiful mouth full of tennis which give it great balance. I will look forward to drinking this in10 years time, its a keeper.

© John Holmes 2014