2024 Halliday Top Rated

Top Rated: Cabernet and Family

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This is a category for ‘Bordeaux’ varieties, blends or varietal wines, excluding wines made of cabernet sauvignon only (which has its own category). Houghton C. W. Ferguson Cabernet Malbec 2020, from Frankland River, won the category for its sheer undeniable, plush loveliness, though Grosset’s exquisitely elegant Gaia 2020 (not in the list below), come a very close second. The wines listed below often don’t attract a lot of fuss (with exceptions), but true beauty resides here.

2024 Cabernet and Family of the Year

Houghton C.W. Ferguson Cabernet Malbec 2020, Frankland River

98 points (PD*) | Price when tasted $78