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Howard Park celebrates continued success at Concours
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Howard Park Wines has once again received international wine acclaim at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 in the heart of the world famous wine region, Bordeaux, France.
The 2004 Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has been awarded a prestigious Silver Medal from 5890 entries at this year’s event. This award follows last year’s outstanding success, when the 2003 vintage of the Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot took out the coveted Best Red Wine trophy.
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is crafted from the finest parcels of fruit from the Great Southern and Margaret River regions of Western Australia. The blending of fruit from these regions delivers a wine renowned for its ripe berry and cassis aromas, with hints of chocolate and blackcurrant. The bright fleshy red fruit fills the mid-palate, exhibiting superb balance and weight in the true Howard Park style. With many accolades, it was recently described by wine writer Tyson Stelzer as having:
“brilliant, razor-edged palate definition and delightfully fine tannins.”
Tony Davis, Senior Winemaker had this to say about the award achievements:
“Winning this award signifies our continued success and firmly establishes our growing international reputation as a producer with commitment to crafting well balanced and elegant wines.”
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 was held from 18 to the 20 April, 2008 and received wines from over 47 producing countries. All wines were blind tasted by a panel of 240 wine experts including oenologists, sommeliers and journalists, who then unanimously selected the medal winning wines.
Howard Park was one of only two Western Australian wineries to be awarded medals at this year’s competition.
For more information on Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008, visit www.concoursmondial.be