Winery Region:McLaren Vale
Robert Parker Rating:95
RP 95 points: The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Vineyard may be the finest Cabernet I have yet tasted from Clarendon Hills. While stunning from barrel, it is even more prodigious from bottle. An explosive bouquet of creme de cassis, melted licorice, new saddle leather, cedar, & Asian spices is followed by a full-bodied, marvelously concentrated effort that tastes like an Australian version of the profound 1990 Lynch Bages. Huge, concentrated flavors inundate the palate. The wine is seamlessly constructed with a brilliant integration of acidity, tannin, & wood. This fabulous, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon should be at its finest between 2008-2020+.
95 points. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) October 2004 by Robert Parker