HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'ELDER HILL' GRENACHE 2017

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Gary Walsh
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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HIGR201714 UCAU
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100% Grenache matured in old French oak for 7.5 months. This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste. It has savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours than various types of cherry-to-raspberry common to many Grenache wines. This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste. The wine is remarkably intense, with savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours than various types of cherry-to-raspberry common to many Grenache wines.
100% Grenache matured in old French oak for 7.5 months. This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste. It has savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours than various types of cherry-to-raspberry common to many Grenache wines. This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste. The wine is remarkably intense, with savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours than various types of cherry-to-raspberry common to many Grenache wines.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Gary Walsh

Slightly reductive on opening, then into all that spice and dried herb perfume, raspberry, strawberry, and a scoop of brown earth. Medium-bodied, fresh, savoury tasting rather than fruity, a little roast lamb and thyme/rosemary thing going on, firm sandy tannin, really pushing out on the finish with exceptional length and drive. Go McLaren Vale Grenache.

94 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

Extraction, more European than Australian, with three punchdowns daily across a 10-day extraction period, before seven months in neutral Burgundian coopered oak, has ensured a prism of savouriness. The result is thoroughly convincing and highly complex. Black olive, cherry liqueur and raspberry bonbon notes are wrapped in the herbal bosom of tannic twine. A gentle rasp, mind you, rather than an aggressive scrape. Delicious wine. Captivating and very long.