HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'BROOKS ROAD' SHIRAZ 2017

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Gary Walsh
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Huon Hooke
SKU
HISH201712 UCAU
$74.99 Per item
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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

95 / 100

Gary Walsh

Black and red fruit, thyme and spice, roasted meat, touch of liquorice. Medium-bodied, well-defined, freshness of/and flavour, grainy but persistent tannin, energy and length. A lot of character and interest. Really very good.

96 / 100

Huon Hooke

The colour is deep red/purple, the bouquet fresh and highly aromatic, spicy and lifted, red cherry, raspberry, mixed spices - a terrifically detailed fragrance. It's medium-bodied and elegantly formed, with fine-grained tannins that are perfectly matched to the lighter weight of this vintage. An utterly delicious medium-bodied shiraz, intense, long and satisfying, but a far cry from traditional McLaren Vale shiraz off the flats.