Hickinbotham 2017 Shiraz, Brooks Road, McLaren Vale


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Alan David Hickinbotham and his family planted this 190 acre vineyard in 1971 in Australia’s McLaren Vale with Bordeaux and Rhone varieties, and a particular focus on Cabernet Sauvignon on dry-farmed, terraced blocks. Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep territory from the ridgetops of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River below. Since its establishment in 1971, the vineyard has played a vital role in Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit for many of Australia’s most iconic wines including Penfolds Grange, Eileen Hardy and Clarendon Hills Astralis. It was not until 2012 that fruit from the vineyard was bottled under its own label, Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard when the vineyard was sold to the Jackson Family. They brought over winemaking wizard Chris Carpenter and his 100 point skills to work his magic with Clarendon WInemaker Peter Fraser, on the fruit from this legendary 100 point Vineyard. For this 2017 Shiraz grapes from select blocks were hand picked, 50% destemm…


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