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Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard The Nest Cabernet Franc 2019 -6 pack 14.5% 750ml

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard the Nest Cabernet Franc 2019 -6 pack 14.5% 750ml

Expert Review:

James Halliday -96 Points. Handpicked 22nd March. Destemmed and whole-berry sorted, gentle crush. Cold soak and wild ferment. Pumped over daily, 15 days on skins. Basket pressed with light pressings included with free-run juice. Racked and returned twice during 15 months' maturation in fine-grained French oak (50% new). The quality of fruit, tannic precision and apposite application of oak under this banner are unequalled in Australia. Nobody else gets it quite as right. The budget and gear help, yet it is the viticulture and sites that are the foundation for everything else. Franc from a warm place, salvaging its sappy cavalcade of tannin, crunch and floral lift. Redcurrant, spearmint and chilli powder lace a finely tuned finish marked by a flourish of garden herb. Kerpow! Erin Larkin. James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021

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.

Variety: Cabernet Franc
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Winemaker: Peter Fraser & Chris Carpenter

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