Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 40915
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP93

Winemaker's Notes

The appearance is a dark inky black with just a slight hint of red and purple around the rim. The color does not fade away at any stage, indicating the youthfulness and the level of concentration.

A welter of aromas greets you with the most prominent being the ripe cassis and blueberry fruit. In support there are some herbal characters such as mint and eucalyptus that provide a contrast and relief, almost a delicacy to a wine that is quite intense and powerful.

All of the flavors evident on the bouquet are in force on the palate. Some toast and vanilla are a welcome addition to the multitude of flavors. The fruit characters are still the most prominent with the blueberry seemingly much juicier in the mouth. There is abundant firm but finely grained tannins that will give this wine longevity. You could age the wine safely for 12 years or more if you wish, although at the moment the wine is quite attractive drinking.

Look for red meat dishes with plenty of herbal scent. Lamb with rosemary or mint, beef with thyme or veal shanks with oregano as a major flavoring agent. The herbal characters in the wine will highlight the herbal flavors in these dishes.

Learn About Clarendon Hills Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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