92 Points Robert Parker
The 2001 Grenache Old Vines Hickinbotham Vineyard is a winner. This full-bodied, earthy, peppery wine is loaded with licorice-imbued black and red fruits. Expressive, elegant, and lush, it should be drunk over the next decade.
Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2003
While not as expressive as the Kangarilla, the 2001 Grenache Old Vines Hickinbotham Vineyard is a full-bodied, structured, muscular effort with notes of black fruits intermixed with licorice, acacia flowers, and kirsch. More muted, but super-concentrated, it requires time to reveal itself. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate