Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard 'Brooks Road' Shiraz 2012

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Huon Hooke
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James Halliday
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Gary Walsh
SKU
HISH201210 UCAU
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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. "whiffs of dried fruit, smoked almonds, red berries, plum, sniff of cherry jam." Mike Bennie
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. "whiffs of dried fruit, smoked almonds, red berries, plum, sniff of cherry jam." Mike Bennie

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Huon Hooke

Deep, dark, youthful red/purple colour, the bouquet showing some char-oak and rich sooty, smoky plum fruit. The black fruit aromas emerged the longer it aired in the glass. It's rich, full-bodied and smooth, with density and textural grip. The palate is intense, full-blooded, bright and assertive, with tremendous length and finish. A seriously good shiraz.

95 / 100

James Halliday

The first vintage made by Yangarra from the Hickinbotham Vineyard after its far larger parent company, Jackson Family Estate, purchased it in '11. Deeply coloured and unashamedly full-bodied, it has layer-upon-layer of black fruits, tannins and the French oak in which it was matured for 18 months; significantly, the decision was to not fine the tannins.

94 / 100

Gary Walsh

Vineyard planted in 1971, and I believe, once a source of fruit to many a very premium wine. Blackberry, dried mint, toast and tar – brooding while wearing perfume. Full bodied, slick of ripe fleshy tannin, dark chocolate and plum with acidity just shy of being too pushy. Brown toast and blackberry on the finish. Deep, rolling wine with plenty of substance, through it’s not over-wrought. Feels like it’s built for the future