HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'BROOKS ROAD' SHIRAZ 2016

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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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Huon Hooke
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HISH201612 UCAU
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750ml (Bottle)
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Grown on a block planted in 1971 and aged for 15 months in French oak. This is the most finely-structured and elegant of our three vintages of Hickinbotham Vineyard Shiraz. Aromas of blackberry, ripe fig, and Arabic coffee, then dried fruit, smoked almonds, red berries, plum, sniff of cherry jam. It retains an unlikely softness given its serious long-term potential; its silky elegance is deceptive: there’s enough form in this bottle to carry it for decades.
Grown on a block planted in 1971 and aged for 15 months in French oak. This is the most finely-structured and elegant of our three vintages of Hickinbotham Vineyard Shiraz. Aromas of blackberry, ripe fig, and Arabic coffee, then dried fruit, smoked almonds, red berries, plum, sniff of cherry jam. It retains an unlikely softness given its serious long-term potential; its silky elegance is deceptive: there’s enough form in this bottle to carry it for decades.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

A shiraz that’s full-bodied and complex yet charming and swoon-worthy all at once. Excellent colour; the generosity of flavor comes through with red and black fruits, some licorice, cinnamon and a dusting of mocha. Freshness, bright acidity, length and beautiful, fine tannins seal the deal.

95 / 100

Huon Hooke

Deep, bright red/purple colour, with a very appealing bouquet of black fruits, licorice and pepper spice. A hint of peppermint. There’s an earthy, charcoal trace that is reminiscent of more conventional McLaren Vale shiraz. A delicious wine, the palate deftly balances fruit sweetness with savouriness and tannin dryness. (2433 cases made).