Cabernet Sauvignon, Hickinbotham, 2005

  Clarendon Hills

Cabernet Sauvignon, Hickinbotham

Contains Sulphites.

About Clarendon Hills

The dynamic Roman Bratasiuk runs one of the most quality-conscious Estates in South Australia. His love of the defined and complex wines of France’s best winemakers is mirrored in the balance and sophistication of the wines he produces. Everything is hand picked and yields are low, resulting in some remarkably concentrated wines that combine power and complexity. From Old Vines Grenache to Single Vineyard Chardonnay, the wines are as diverse as they are exciting.

Appellation: South Australia

The most productive wine region in Australia, with just under 50% of all grapes grown, grown here. It includes the regions of Barossa, Mclaren Vale, Connawarra and the Clare Valley.

Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is responsible for many of the world's greatest wines and is, arguably, the grandest of all red wine varieties. This thick-skinned, late-ripening variety performs best in the warm, gravelly soils of the Médoc in Bordeaux, usually blended with lesser amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon is often packed full of cedar, herb and blackcurrant notes. Leaning towards musk, pencil lead and cigar-box in its home region of Bordeaux. Its deep-colour, assertive tannins and affinity with oak allow the wines to improve in bottle over many years if not decades. It is equally capable of producing affordable, everyday reds in regions like the south of France's Pays d'Oc, and countries like Bulgaria and Chile as it is of producing wines with real finesse and class. The best of which come from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and parts of Australia, particularly Margaret River. Latterly, South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina are laying claim to some very good blends and varietals made from Cabernet Sauvignon.