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Hickinbotham Clarendon ‘The Peake’ Cabernet Shiraz 2018

$169.00

LIMITED QUANTITY: 3 UNITS AVAILABLE 

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. This sensational drop has acquired mulitple presigtious accoldaes and retains cellaring potential up to 2048

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WINEMAKER NOTES

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham Vineyard has become a part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. Breathing new life into this historic vineyard, winemakers Chris Carpenter and Peter Fraser are forging a new era of Hickinbotham’s prestigious legacy: building upon and honouring the vineyard’s acclaimed pedigree. 2018 was an archetypal growing season with consistent winter rains and favorable weather conditions throughout a mild spring. A dry summer led to earlier than expected picking dates and smaller yields. With the arrival of autumn, cool temperatures elongated the growing season producing grapes with concentrated flavours and balanced acidity. Although the individual components of this wine are mighty, the sum of the Peake’s parts is magnificent. The Cabernet shines aromatically wwith notes of blackberry pie and dark chocolate, while the Shiraz fills the mid-palate with black plum and toasty oak. Fine tannins and balanced acidity contribute to an incredibly long finish. The Peake continues to honor the legacy of this iconic Australian blend.

CRAFTING THE WINE Cabernet Sauvignon Blocks: 200 Block (35%), 300 Block (20%), Shiraz Blocks: 200 Block (31%), 300 Block (14%)

The two varieties were hand-picked, destemmed and fermented separately. During fermentation, the Shiraz was plunged three times daily while the Cabernet was pumped over daily. Both varieties were left on skins for a minimum of 18 days and gently basket pressed. The Cabernet matured for 15 months in fine-grained Bordeaux coopered barrels while a mixture of puncheons and barriques were used for the Shiraz. In total, 50% of the French oak was new. The finest barrels were selected and blended together shortly before bottling.

WINEMAKER Chris Carpenter & Peter Fraser

HARVESTED Shiraz: 13-15 March, 2018 | Cabernet Sauvignon: 20 & 26 March, 2018

DETAILS 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Shiraz

Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 6.3 | pH: 3.64

ACCLAIM
99 Points - James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
97 Points - Nick Stock, jamesuckling.com
96 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
95 Points - Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator Insider
96 Points - The Best Australian Wine of 2020, ozwinereview 2020

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Hickinbotham Clarendon ‘The Peake’ Cabernet Shiraz 2018

$169.00

LIMITED QUANTITY: 3 UNITS AVAILABLE 

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. This sensational drop has acquired mulitple presigtious accoldaes and retains cellaring potential up to 2048

If you purchase this product you will earn 169 Reward Points
 

WINEMAKER NOTES

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham Vineyard has become a part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. Breathing new life into this historic vineyard, winemakers Chris Carpenter and Peter Fraser are forging a new era of Hickinbotham’s prestigious legacy: building upon and honouring the vineyard’s acclaimed pedigree. 2018 was an archetypal growing season with consistent winter rains and favorable weather conditions throughout a mild spring. A dry summer led to earlier than expected picking dates and smaller yields. With the arrival of autumn, cool temperatures elongated the growing season producing grapes with concentrated flavours and balanced acidity. Although the individual components of this wine are mighty, the sum of the Peake’s parts is magnificent. The Cabernet shines aromatically wwith notes of blackberry pie and dark chocolate, while the Shiraz fills the mid-palate with black plum and toasty oak. Fine tannins and balanced acidity contribute to an incredibly long finish. The Peake continues to honor the legacy of this iconic Australian blend.

CRAFTING THE WINE Cabernet Sauvignon Blocks: 200 Block (35%), 300 Block (20%), Shiraz Blocks: 200 Block (31%), 300 Block (14%)

The two varieties were hand-picked, destemmed and fermented separately. During fermentation, the Shiraz was plunged three times daily while the Cabernet was pumped over daily. Both varieties were left on skins for a minimum of 18 days and gently basket pressed. The Cabernet matured for 15 months in fine-grained Bordeaux coopered barrels while a mixture of puncheons and barriques were used for the Shiraz. In total, 50% of the French oak was new. The finest barrels were selected and blended together shortly before bottling.

WINEMAKER Chris Carpenter & Peter Fraser

HARVESTED Shiraz: 13-15 March, 2018 | Cabernet Sauvignon: 20 & 26 March, 2018

DETAILS 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Shiraz

Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 6.3 | pH: 3.64

ACCLAIM
99 Points - James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
97 Points - Nick Stock, jamesuckling.com
96 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
95 Points - Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator Insider
96 Points - The Best Australian Wine of 2020, ozwinereview 2020

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