Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Planted in the Onkaparinga Valley in the Clarendon Hills area, this wine is always very peppery and spicy with nuances of Leather and minerals. A most individual wine - always very deeply coloured and with abundant tannin.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Clarendon
Brand Clarendon Hills
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Wine AdvocateThe 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Vineyard is the most backward and Pauillac-like of this trio. Its inky/purple color is followed by gorgeous aromas of cedar, black currant liqueur, flowers, licorice, and a notion of new oak in the background. This full-throttle, powerful, concentrated, well-delineated Cabernet Sauvignon should be at its finest between 2010-2025.

Robert Parker
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Wine EnthusiastThis Syrah-yes, Syrah, not Shiraz-has a mouthfeel that will make you swear, or call out to your deity of choice. Just velvety-smooth on the palate, with plump plum fruit that tightens up on the finish, which reprises the peppery-herb notes that first showed on the nose. It's certainly nothing you'd kick out of bed now, but will probably taste even better in five or six years.

Daryna Tobey, March 1, 2005
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Wine SpectatorDense, rich and chewy, with more red fruit than black, finishing more open in texture than it starts. Has refinement and finesse, but it's big. Best from 2007 through 2012. 900 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, June 30, 2005