McClaren Vale in South Australia is known for producing powerful, yet sleek wines, and this wine confirms that reputation. Sourced from the biodynamically and organically farmed Hickinbotham Vineyard, this Cabernet Sauvignon introduces aromas of bergamot (a citrusy, sweet floral note) and blueberry on the way to a strapping, savory and yet elegant palate. Opulent. Cellar-worthy. Memorable.
First planted in 1971 to dry-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, Hickinbotham Vineyard is situated on the high elevation hills of Clarendon, a sub-region along the northern edge of McLaren Vale in South Australia. The vineyard historically produced fruit for many of Australia’s most iconic producers but was not bottled under its own label until 2012. Led by winemakers Christopher Carpenter and Peter Fraser— and viticulturer Michael Lane—Hickinbotham Vineyard continues its nearly 50-year legacy.