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Winery:Clarendon Hills

Winery Region:McLaren Vale

Wine Name:Hickinbotham

Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon




Robert Parker Rating:95

2002 Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Cabernet Sauvignon Red 750ml

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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, and 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, and wood. This fabulous, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon should be at its finest between 2008-2020+. ||Roman Bratasiuk is one of Planet EarthÔÇÖs greatest winemakers, and obviously a top-notch viticulturist given his obsession with sourcing extraordinary fruit from ancient McLaren Vale vineyards.||Please note there has been a change in American importers for Clarendon Hills. Importer: Commonwealth Wine & Spirits Inc., Mansfield, MA"

95 points. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) "October, 2004" by Robert Parker

carson_au 08-Jan-2010 13:05
This is the wine that Roman refers to as ‘My Latour’ and is not afraid to draw parallels and even admit that is where the inspiration came from. This is one the biggest Cabernet – a wine of monumental structure yet displaying a degree of flamboyance.

Tasted last week, the wine with opaque black crimson colour with deep crimson hue. The nose is beautiful, notes of violets and black currant emerge over a subtle spice end note. The palate takes awesome, with explosive flavour and delivers exceptional length and depth. Flavours of blackcurrant, blackpepper and spice are enhanced by a hint of confectionary and fine dry tannins. Perfect balance, with exceptionally long aftertaste of blackcurrant, blackpepper and spice.

A Chateau Latour 2000 value at $700-900 dollars and a bottle of 2002 Hickinbotham Cabernet Savuvignon only cost around $130. What a bargin!

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