2018 West Cape Howe Hanna's Hill Cabernet Malbec

Great Southern, WA

Top value Cabernet blend from the South of WA.


Both character and flavour in a well-structured package.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This cracking Cabernet Malbec blend from Great Southern is a testament to West Cape Howe's continued quality.

Nothing too complex or magical going on here, but it does it so well. It's predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon from fruit across southern WA, with a splash of floral, ripe Malbec to create a classic, easy-drinking, flavour-packed Cabernet blend. 

Silly value, and a no-brainer for those looking for an approachable Cabernet that won't bust the bank.

About West Cape Howe

Since its inception in 1997 West Cape Howe has been producing some of Western Australia's most undervalued wines.

It is owned by four local families but the figurehead and senior winemaker is WA industry legend Gavin Berry.

Their home and winery can be found at the Langton Vineyard in Mt Barker, in the Great Southern region. Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc are the stars of their range.

West Cape Howe winery
West Cape Howe winery
Mount Barker, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our 'Hanna’s Hill' Cabernet Malbec showcases the intense Frankland River Cabernet and Malbec in partnership. After harvest, the parcels of Frankland River Cabernet and Malbec were co-fermented to ensure seamless integration of the two varieties from the beginning. Careful monitoring during fermentation with frequent pump-overs ensured maximum colour & flavour extraction from the skins. After pressing out, the wine was put to barrel in a mixture of new and older French oak for 10 months maturation before blending and bottling.

Blend : Cabrenet Sauvignon, Malbec
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

West Cape Howe vineyards
West Cape Howe vineyards
Great Southern, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"This is a delicious mid-tier wine, at least in the context of the hierarchy at this address. Plummy. Red to blackcurrant. Sage clad tannins and some vanillin to cinnamon oaky seams, galvanising the meld of flavours and textures. This drinks well." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Real Review

"Loads of dark berries jumping from this glass, dried herbs and a faint whiff of oak-spice round out a very attractive nose. Red and purple berries complement the dark core on the palate - rich and imposing. Tannins are integrated. Exceptional value proposition." - Nick Butler (The Real Review)

The Wine Front

"It offers both character and flavour in a well-structured package. You might argue that there’s a slight dip to the mid palate but the chocolatey, curranty flavour on offer here is most attractive. Dry, gravelly tannin both completes the picture and suggests that it will mature well too." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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