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Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon - McLaren Vale

Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Hickinbotham Vineyards
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

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$72.00: as part of any six
$80.00: single bottle
$432.00: per case of 6

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AROMA
The 2018 Trueman evokes aromas of ripe blackberries and bittersweet chocolate with hints of rose petal and wild sage.

PALATE
This transitions to an impeccably balanced palate with black plum notes and a fresh acidity interlaced with velvety tannins leading to a long memorable finish.

VINIFICATION
Clusters were hand-picked, destemmed and gently crushed to open top fermenters. Berries were cold soaked and pumped over daily with a minimum of 18 days on skins. Post-fermentation, the must was basket pressed with light pressings added to free-run and hard pressings kept separate. Aged 15 months in fine-grain Bordeaux coopered barrels of which 75% were new.

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James Halliday Wine Companion
Grown on a vineyard planted in '71. This is a superb cabernet. Dusty, dry and herbal but awash with sweet, boysenberried, blackcurrant-drenched fruit. It lays down oodles of flavour, not to mention tannin, but it's fragrant and frisky at the same time. One sip and you can't let go; it has you in its thrall. (Campbell Mattinson) Halliday Wine Companion, 1 August, 2020

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Producers notes

The Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham vineyard has become an integral part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. Breathing new life into this historic vineyard, Chris Carpenter and Peter Fraser are forging a new era of Hickinbotham’s prestigious legacy; building upon and honoring the vineyard’s acclaimed record.

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