2017 Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz
Some vineyard parcels within this region of South Australia date back to 1858. The Hickinbotham “Clarendon Vineyard” lies in a steeply sloping site that was established by Alan Hickinbotham in 1971 with dry farmed, terraced blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. They source some of their select fruit to premium Australian producers such as Penfolds for Grange.
This premium rendition of Shiraz from Hickinbotham is opaque, opening with broad aromatics of orchard fruits and dried flowers. Accents of creme de cassis are framed with a blanket of baked red and black plums. The entry leads you into a silky core of complex, warm savory spices laced with olive tapenade and cracked pepper. This meticulously crafted Shiraz has a youthful structure that will evolve gracefully over time.