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McLaren Vale

2017 Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon

Hand-picked, berry-sorted and extracted regally with the thrice rack and return culture applied to alleviate reduction while maximising lees to juice contact across 15 months in Bordeaux wood, new and 1yo. The result is a full-bodied cabernet of currant, brush, sage, leaf, bouquet garni and olive, bound to a strong tannic weave, all needing time to unravel. And unravel it will. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
96 POINTS
Ned Goodwin - Halliday's Wine Companion

Hand-picked, berry-sorted and extracted regally with the thrice rack and return culture applied to alleviate reduction while maximising lees to juice contact across 15 months in Bordeaux wood, new and 1yo. The result is a full-bodied cabernet of currant, brush, sage, leaf, bouquet garni and olive, bound to a strong tannic weave, all needing time to unravel. And unravel it will.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Huon Hooke

Deep red/purple colour, with intense violet and blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry aromas, the fruit leading the charge and oak very much in the background. It's superbly elegant and refined, with taut structure and clean lines. Fine-grained, keenly balanced tannins and fresh acidity. An even more elegant vintage of this wine than usual. Fine, persistent aftertaste.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Huon Hooke - The Real Review

Deep red/purple colour, with intense violet and blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry aromas, the fruit leading the charge and oak very much in the background. It's superbly elegant and refined, with taut structure and clean lines. Fine-grained, keenly balanced tannins and fresh acidity. An even more elegant vintage of this wine than usual. Fine, persistent aftertaste.

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

From the relatively cool 2017 vintage emerges a Cab of elegance and class. It's layered with heady characters of mint, tobacco, licorice root and cherry cordial, with floral nuances and a spine of polished, high end oak. Sculpted with fine, firm, talc-textured tannins, there's a lovely lift of acidity and purity of fruit. Drink through 2030

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Winemakers Note

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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