Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $76.99
Item No. 118363
  • RP96
  • ST93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • RP90
  • ST90
  • 1998
  • RP93

Winemaker's Notes

Deep purpled crimson. Espresso, cigar tobacco, bitumen, Kalamata, cherry skins, sweet earthiness. Exceptional clarity within the multi-layered and complex expression. Each aspect of the composition complements and mutually defines the horizon of the savory profile. Ultimate example of restrained power- waves of integrated flavor within silky and modestly endowed extraction. Its recessed and ready for 25 years in the cellar. A hedonist's choice.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Vineyard is the most muscular and densely packed of the Cabernets. This opulent effort will evolve for a minimum of a decade and drink well through 2036."
96 Points

"Youthful purple. Powerfully scented, exotic aromas of dark berries, smoky Indian spices, incense and minerals. Structured and concentrated, with deep, sweet cassis and bitter cherry flavors supported by dusty tannins. Expands with air, becoming sweeter while maintaining impressive focus and chewy grip. An interesting sweet tobacco quality clings to the finish, which is sweet and strikingly persistent. At once powerful and balanced."
93 Points

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...

Read More About McLaren Vale

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,...

Read More About Cabernet Sauvignon

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