HUGO WINES


Situated in the McLaren Vale wine region, 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 was opened in October 1982. John's father, Colin Hugo, planted the original vines dating back to 1950. Consistency in regard to quality is what Hugo Wines strive for, and the fact that all of the fruit is estate grown makes the job that much easier.

Hugo Wines Website || Extended Portfolio [PDF]


 
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2017 CHARDONNAY

+720330 · 12x750ml

100% Chardonnay. Brilliant, pale straw with a tinge of lemon. Clean, citrus, stone fruit, green melon and honeysuckle with a hint of white pepper. Fresh, clean with lifted fruit flavours of white peach, lemon citrus, melon and green bean with some exciting developed creamy accents. A small portion of this wine has had some oak maturation with the majority fermented in stainless steel to highlight the balance of freshness with an element of complexity, making for increased food pairing options. Serve with Kale and Chicken Pita salad, King George Whiting or Pad Thai.

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2014 GRENACHE/SHIRAZ

+720329 · 12x750ml

90% Grenache (Dry Grown), 10% Shiraz. Clear, ruby/garnet of medium intensity. Fragrant and lifted aromas of mixed toasted spice and gingerbread combine with the berry and cherry fruit to provide lovely complexity. The spicy flavours flow to the palate with some savoury notes as well as dark ripe brooding fruit characters. The flavour lingers with silky and rounded tannins. Serve with Antipasta pasta platter, Mustard and sage pork cutlets with red wine cabbage.

STATUS: OPEN
JH: 88
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

+716001 · 12x750ml

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Clean, deep ruby red in colour. Clean ripe plum and dark berry fruits, along with woody herbs, dried autumn leaves, violets and a touch of spice/vanilla from the oak maturation. Rich mouth filling plummy fruit, dark chocolate with plush mid-palate fruit and soft, fine tannins. The oak is well integrated and supports the rich fruit flavours while adding complexity.

STATUS: OPEN
JH: 96 || GOLD - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2016 || GOLD - ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW 2016 || GOLD - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION CABERNET CHALLENGE 2016
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 

SCORING LEGEND

AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
DC || Decanter Magazine
GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
WA || Wine Access
AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2015 SHIRAZ

+716002 · 12x750ml

100% Shiraz. Clear, with intense dark purple/maroon hues. Clean, with elevated esters of Satsuma plum, mulberry, black pepper and subtle vanilla oak. Clean, dry and fresh, exhibiting pronounced, dark fruit flavours of blackberry and plum with a hint of molasses and spice. This luscious, poised, full-bodied wine is an excellent example of the notable standard Hugo Wines' estate grown single vineyard fruit can achieve. Well balanced acid/tannin structure showing developing characters integrated with refined nutty oak. Drinking well and will continue to develop. A wine that will continue to develop for many years but has an attractive approachable character making it good drinking at any age.

STATUS: OPEN
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2013 RESERVE SHIRAZ

+716000 · 6x750ml

100% Shiraz. Intense, violet/blue with ruby highlights. Clean aromas, with lifted, fresh, dark berry fruit esters, leading to a developed bouquet that includes notes of black pepper, molasses and vanilla. Clean and intense, featuring volumes of juicy, black currant, blood plum and dark cherry fruit elements that are enhanced by the lingering complex flavours and diverse characteristics experienced in the mouthfeel. In addition, displaying excellent fruit/acid/tannin balance which is achieved by the careful use of quality oak and individual barrel selection of old vine, dry grown fruit exclusively from the family estate. Drinking well and will continue to for many years.

STATUS: OPEN
JH: 95 || WT: 4.5 || BLUE GOLD WINNER - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2016
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2006 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

+749194 · 6x750ml

100% Cabernet Sauvignon.The 2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is clear, with deep purple/ruby tones. The wine has a bouquet featuring developed characters of black currant and bramble berries with hints of black pepper, spicy cinnamon and cloves. Serve with Whole fillet of beef with roasted beetroot, Marinated kangaroo on the barbeque or Rack of lamb.

STATUS: SOLD OUT
JH: 93
PAST VINTAGES [PDF]