Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $41.99
Item No. 80218
  • RP93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • RP90
  • ST90
  • 1998
  • RP93

Winemaker's Notes

"From one of the coolest as well as late harvested vineyards in McLaren Vale, the spectacular 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Vineyard is the winery's flagship Cabernet. While less impressive than the blockbuster 2002, the 2003 exhibits tremendous potential. The 2003 boasts a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a big, full-bodied perfume of creme de cassis, cedar, spice box, and tobacco leaf. With a huge, concentrated mouthfeel, a boatload of tannin, and a monster finish, it needs 5-6 years of bottle age, and should keep for two decades or more."
-Wine Advocate

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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