Wines is located in Australia's McLaren Vale wine
region, which continues to build on its reputation
as a source
quality wines not only from the big national labels
but also from some of the smaller boutique wineries.
recognition has been awarded to Hugo Wines, whose
origins date back to 1970 when John Hugo followed
in his father's footsteps on the family vineyard
at McLaren Flat. John produced his first Shiraz in
1979 and the Cellar Door tasting room was opened
in October, 1982.
original vines date back to 1950 and include varieties
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Franc and Grenache. Consistency in regard to quality
is the goal, and the fact that
all of the fruit is estate grown makes the job that
much easier. The climate, soils, and proximity to
the coast are also contributing factors in maintaining
the quality of the wines produced by the Hugo family.
wine is dark plum/maroon in color. The bouquet
gives plum and dark berry aromas over a complex
bouquet of chocolate
syrup, licorice and black pepper. Careful
use of quality, 1-2 year old American
oak gives a wonderful, nutty vanilla edge to the
velvety tannins carry the
concentrated, juicy plum and dark berry fruit to
the full length of the palate, with good acid balance
complimenting this well-structured wine and adding
an extra dimension
already complex flavors that will integrate well
with bottle development.
food pairings include seared
kangaroo saddle fillets and beetroot jelly. If
you're like us and just ate the last of your
kangaroo, try it with a lamb braise, some good
or just your run-of-the-mill Kansas City strip:)
now through 2015.
90 Points, The Wine Spectator.