2001 Clarendon Hills "Hickinbotham" Cabernet Sauvignon Clarendon South Australia

SKU #1188282 92 points James Halliday

 Medium red-purple; an array of leafy/earthy/cedary/savoury aromas leads into a palate with good complexity and weight, a mix of blackberry and savoury fruit with definite overtones of Bordeaux; has considerable length and presence. (tasted 10 Feb 2003)  (7/2011)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The inky/purple-colored 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickenbotham Vineyard reveals a surprisingly elegant cedary, earthy, spicy, tobacco-infused bouquet, full body, outstanding concentration, and plenty of firm, austere tannin in the finish. Patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020. (RP)  (8/2003)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of blackberry, licorice, dry spices and eucalyptus. Juicy and tightly wound, with strong, primary flavors of black fruits and licorice. Not as pliant as the Brookman Cabernet but brisk and gripping. Finishes with firm, ripe tannins.  (7/2003)

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great wine regions are in the southeastern area of the continent, including Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia; Yarra Yarra Valley and Pyrenees in Victoria; and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the land Down Under, where Riesling also enjoys international acclaim. While many equate Aussie wines with “value,” there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. View a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

McLaren Vale