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Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon
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Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaAustralian Charlie Seppelt and American Chris Carpenter have combined their winemaking talents at Hickinbotham to produce what they term is the pinnacle of Clarendon cabernet. The wine is shaped by its tannins which are rich and dense, framing the wine’s structure from front to back. Expect rich and pure black fruit with a whiff of green pepper, menthol and dark chocolate. The fruit is hand-picked from Clarendon high country at 220 metres where it enjoys warm mornings and cool nights, lending ripeness yet holding bright acidity. At 14.5 percent the alcohol is up a full point over last year but to little overall effect. First planted in 1971 by Alan Hickinbotham it remains in good hands today under the Jackson Family Farms banner.Tasted: 08 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 79.99 private wine shops AB 80.00 MB 80.00 Producer: Hickinbotham Clarendon Vintners