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Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia
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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.

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Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills

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Clarendon Hills, , Australia
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.

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Sauvignon Blanc

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A crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character, Sauvignon Blanc is responsible for a vast array of wine styles. A couple of commonalities always exist, however—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. The variety is of French provenance, and is important in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. It also shines in New Zealand and California, while Chile and South Africa are excellent sources of high-quality, value-priced Sauvignon Blanc. High-quality Sauvignon Blanc is also produced in Washington State, Australia, and parts of northern Italy.

In the Glass

From its homeland in the Loire Valley, where citrus, flinty, and smoky flavors shine through in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume, to Marlborough, New Zealand, where it is pungent, racy, and “green” (think grass, leaves, gooseberries, and bell peppers) and tastes of grapefruit and passionfruit, Sauvignon Blanc has something to offer every wine drinker. In Bordeaux, it is typically blended with Sémillon and Muscadelle to produce a softer, richer style. In California, any of the aforementioned styles can be emulated.

Perfect Pairings

The freshness of Sauvignon Blanc’s flavor—from bell pepper and cut grass to passionfruit, gooseberry, and ripe kiwi lend it to a range of light, summery dishes including salad, seafood, and mild Asian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc settles in comfortably at the table with notoriously difficult foods like goat cheese and asparagus. When combined with Sémillon (and perhaps some oak), it can be paired with more complex seafood and chicken dishes.

Sommelier Secret

Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is the proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (an herbaceous aromatic compound) inherent to each member of the family.

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