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2016 Hickinbotham Clarendon Brooks Road Shiraz

2016 Hickinbotham Clarendon Brooks Road Shiraz

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McLaren Vale
2016
750ml
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$70.99
McLaren Vale
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • This Shiraz shows the characters this vineyard has displayed since the start, but perhaps in a more elegant, harmonious and balanced form. Its consistency is comforting and reassuring, buttressed by blue and black fruit notes throughout. It is readily enjoyable but has all the structure, acid and tannin to offer decades of rewards from cellaring.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Shiraz sourced from predominantly 1971 contour planted blocks and approximately 10% inclusion of 2002 planted Shiraz. 170-220m altitude on the Estate. Hand-picked, de-stemmed and 50% crushed whole berry sorted to open fermentation. No whole bunches. Cold Soaked. Plunged only. Approximately 16–21 days on skins. Basket pressed with light pressing included in free run, heavier pressings kept separate and not included, drained directly to barrel. Rack and returned three times during maturation for 15 months, in a selection of Burgundy coopered barrels, of which approximately 30% new. 100% Shiraz. Chris Carpenter, Charlie Seppelt

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This is a playful shiraz, with aromas of forest strawberries and blackberry leaf; yet underlying those notes are more mature notes of cassis and blueberry, highlighted by hints of black pepper. The tannins contribute to an elegant structure that indicates this wine's ability to age gracefully into the future.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Alan Hickinbotham established the vineyard bearing his name in 1971 when he planted dry- grown cabernet sauvignon and shiraz in contoured rows on the sloping site. He was a very successful builder, this his first venture into wine, but his father, Alan Robb Hickinbotham, had a long and distinguished career, co-founding the oenology diploma at Roseworthy in ’36. In 2012 Clarendon, and the stately sandstone house on the property, was purchased by Jackson Family Wines; it is run as a separate business from Yangarra Estate Vineyard, with different winemaking teams and wines. The 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. The Clarendon Vineyard has sold select parcels to Penfolds for Grange and to Hardy’s for their equivalent white flagship, the Eileen Hardy Chardonnay.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JANE FAULKNER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    A shiraz that's full-bodied and complex yet charming and swoon-worthy all at once. Excellent colour; the generosity of flavour comes through with red and black fruits, some licorice, cinnamon and a dusting of mocha. Freshness, bright acidity, length and beautiful, fine tannins seal the deal.'