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Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard 'Trueman' McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Special Price $72.00 Regular Price $75.00
So much going on here in this super smooth, super concentrated Cabernet… Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, dried herbs, blackberries, black plum and more. Finishes with vanilla, cedary oak and plenty of velvety tannins. A masterpiece.
Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard 'Trueman' McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Hickinbotham
Winemaker
Chris Carpenter and Peter Fraser
Bling
97pts James Halliday, 95pts The Wine Front Magazine, 94pts Nick Stock
Alcohol %
14.5
Size
750 mL
Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard was planted in 1971 and up until the Jackson Family purchased it in 2012 provided fruit for a slew of super premium producers. Parcels found their way into Penfold’s Grange, Eileen Hardy, Clarendon Hill’s Astralis and plenty more besides. That all changed in 2012 when the Jackson Family (think Yangarra estate) purchased the vineyard and kept the glorious fruit for themselves. Given the illustrious wines this fruit had been going into, it should be no surprise that the Hickinbotham wines are picking up some pretty amazing accolades. James Halliday has just given the Merlot 97, Cabernet Franc 96, Cabernet 97, Shiraz 98 and the Cabernet Shiraz a staggering 99 points.
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You might know a bit more about the wines of Yangarra than you do those of Hickinbotham Cl ...
You might know a bit more about the wines of Yangarra than you do those of Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard but they do share a connection as the Jackson Family own both (along with 34 other wineries around the world). Yangarra’ s winemaker, Pete Fraser also helps out with the production of the Hickinbotham wines. You’ll also be familiar with the ‘output’ of the vineyard which was planted in 1971 but not purchased by the Jackson Family until 2012. It has often supplied fruit for Penfolds Grange, Clarendon Hill Astralis, Wirra Wirra’s Angelus, Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Shiraz and plenty more top end Aussie bottles. Read Full Article
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You might know a bit more about the wines of Yangarra than you do those of Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard but they do share a connection as the Jackson Family own both (along with 34 other wineries around the world). Yangarra’ s winemaker, Pete Fraser also helps out with the production of the Hickinbotham wines. You’ll also be familiar with the ‘output’ of the vineyard which was planted in 1971 but not purchased by the Jackson Family until 2012. It has often supplied fruit for Penfolds Grange, Clarendon Hill Astralis, Wirra Wirra’s Angelus, Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Shiraz and plenty more top end Aussie bottles.

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Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.'

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