• Australia
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ABV 14.2
  • Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
House of Cards The Royals Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

96++ Points - Stuart McCloskey “Another wine which I sampled over two days with day two showing a blossoming beauty. Unmistakably from the Margaret River with screaming aromatics of blackcurrant, leather, black olive, cedar, mint, dark chocolate. The palate is ripe and packed with flavour. As you would expect, it lacks some of the depth of Ace of Spades, but it is a stellar effort nonetheless, and one which richly deserves to be enjoyed by us all. There’s a lovely freshness which underlines the wine’s character. Tannins are svelte with the merest smidgeon of dust / dried herb, which adds character. Wait a few minutes and a tang from orange peel emerges along with savoury, earthy notes. Lots of bright acidity which lifts the wine. A belter and one that can be enjoyed now through to 2028. Decant for 2-3 hours. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

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House of Cards The Royals Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Margaret River, Australia

£26.50 per bottle £22.55 per bottle RRP £26.50 Save £3.95
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House Of Cards

Their goal for the winery was simple; to passionately create single vineyard wines of exceptional quality. House of Cards are 100% organic and arguably, they are some of the best value wines you will find in Margaret River.

House of Cards was established in 2011 after owners Elizabeth and Travis returned to Yallingup from travelling overseas where Travis completed vintages in New Zealand and Canada.  Their wine is handmade onsite using traditional winemaking practices including hand plunging and manual basket pressing. 

We sat down with Elizabeth to find out what makes their wines so unique.

It’s nearly ten years since you established House of Cards, how has the past decade treated the Wray family? Have all your initial plans now come to fruition? Any unexpected developments or surprises over the years?

Wow it really has been that long! We are just about to harvest our eleventh Vintage, crazy how time flies!  I think most of our initial plans have changed and evolved quite considerably over the past decade. We were pretty fresh back in 2011, coming back to WA after living and working in New Zealand and Canada. We had also travelled throughout the US wine regions of Oregon and Napa. Vintage 2011, our first for House of Cards, the wines from these regions played heavily on our minds and these were the styles we chased. Over the last decade we’ve learnt about our particular site and the flavours of the grapes grown and how this translates into the wines we make. Trav’s winemaking gets better and better each vintage and I’m so proud of where he’s taken the wines... Read the full interview

 
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