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2016 Hickinbotham Clarendon Brooks Road Shiraz

2016 Hickinbotham Clarendon Brooks Road Shiraz

A shiraz that's full-bodied and complex yet charming and swoon-worthy all at once.'
96 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion

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DESCRIPTION
  • 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. 

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.

    TASTING NOTE

    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.

    Region: McLaren Vale
    Winemaker: Chris Carpenter, Charlie Seppelt
    Alcohol Content: 14.0%
    Closure: Screwcap

  • REVIEWS

    '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.'
    96 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2019