This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Cru’ classification.
The Hickinbotham is more generous on the fruit depth than the neighbouring Clarendon site (10 meters away on the south side of this hill) and luxurious in the mouth. It is typically dark cherried and juicy – and the light, fresh, herb overtone nuances create a stone fruit/dried apricot character. Juicy and fresh, this laser beam of focus is best consumed within its first ten years of life.
|The Hickinbotham family are instrumental players in Australian wine history, and Alan Hickinbotham bought this estate in 1960. Clarendon Hills sources wines from this stately vineyard to produce a single site Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and old-vine Grenache – all detailed by the Hickinbotham family name. Richly compact soils provide depth and a signature across the varietal spectrum.