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2005 Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8230552 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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12 $60
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I8286606 2 $60 Jun 26, 2022
I8274956 3 $60 Jun 19, 2022
I8241414 1 $76 May 25, 2022
I8231121 1 $60 May 22, 2022
I8210806 1 $60 May 8, 2022
I8210344 1 $76 May 6, 2022
I8199200 1 $76 Apr 27, 2022
I8190863 2 $60 Apr 24, 2022
I8170563 1 $76 Apr 4, 2022
I8160456 1 $65 Apr 3, 2022
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97The Wine Advocate

...with complex aromas of new oak, smoke, espresso roast, chocolate, blackberry, and black currant. Full-bodied, opulent and intensely flavored, the wine has great depth and enough structure...

92+ Vinous / IWC

Slow-building, exotic bouquet of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, Cuban tobacco, violet and black pepper. Supple blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors gain depth with air, taking a liqueur-like dark berry turn but maintaining focus.


Clarendon Hills

Founded in 1989 in Clarendon, South Australia, the winery is owned and run by Roman Bratasiuk, a biochemist and self-taught winemaker. Bratasiuk harvested his first vintage himself and did his own crush. For several years he continued making the wines by hand and holding down a day job before he was able in 1994 to quit his job as a scientist with the Australian government and devote himself fully to his winery. Known for his commitment to the traditions of French winemaking, Bratasiuk makes Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. His most acclaimed wine is Astralis, a Syrah that inevitably wins acclaim. Clarendon Hills includes 200 acres planted to Grenache, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 75 years for the Grenache and Sauvignon.


Australia, South Australia

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.