Hickinbotham Trueman McLaren Vale Cabernet
Hickinbotham Trueman McLaren Vale Cabernet

Hickinbotham Trueman McLaren Vale Cabernet 2017 Rated 94WE

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Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 94
From the relatively cool 2017 vintage emerges a Cab of elegance and class. It's layered with heady characters of mint, tobacco, licorice root and cherry cordial, with floral nuances and a spine of polished, high end oak. Sculpted with fine, firm, talc-textured tannins, there's a lovely lift of acidity and purity of fruit. Drink through 2030.

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham Vineyard has become a part of Australia's wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia's greatest wines. Breathing new life into this historic vineyard, winemakers Chris Carpenter and Peter Fraser are forging a new era of Hickinbotham's prestigious legacy: building upon and honouring the vineyard's acclaimed record.

Wine Tasting Notes
Intense, yet lithe, aromas of red and black currants, juniper berries, and lavender are punctuated by hints of vanilla and green tobacco leaf. On the palate the wine is sinuous and alluring, with musky notes of bergamot and fresh plum; with a seductive note of violets; all framed by satiny tannins and a mouth-watering finish. This is an excellent bright modern example of what Australia once called claret.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol 14.0%