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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Syrah 2003
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Syrah 2003
(search item no. 80223)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $115.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fabulous notes of melted licorice, smoke, asphalt, creme de cassis and roasted jus de viande, this wine is fullbodied, dense yet remarkably elegant, well balanced. Hickinbotham Shiraz Vineyard planted in 1965 on hard clay and ironstone soil again facing north into the Onkaparinga Valley.
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About Clarendon Hills:

Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved.