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2016 Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon

McLaren Vale, SA

Premium Cabernet from one of the great vineyards of McLaren Vale.

$70.00

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About

About The Wine

The Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon is without a doubt one of the finest wines in the in distinguished Hickinbotham range.

Hand picked fruit sourced from an elevated vineyard on the Hickinbotham site, this is a, “modern Cabernet that encapsulates all the toil and antiquity of Clarendon.”

With 96 points from James Halliday this is one of the finest examples of Cabernet you will find in McLaren Vale.

Something for an occasion to be sure, and a must have for any serious collector of this noble variety.

About The Producer

The Hickinbotham vineyard is somewhat of a legend amongst the Australian winemaking community.

Planted in 1971, the Cabernet and Shiraz vineyards in the Clarendon region have since provided fruit to some of the most iconic wines in the country, including Penfolds Grange, Eileen Hardy and Clarendon Hills.

In the last few years the vineyard has undergone somewhat of a renaissance after being purchased by American wine juggernaut, the Jackson family, and being placed into the winemaking care of Australian, Charlie Seppelt and American guru, Chris Carpenter.

These are premium wines that are made in only limited quantities and are built to mature gracefully.

Chris Carpenter & Charlie Seppelt
Chris Carpenter & Charlie Seppelt
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, destemmed but whole berries, open fermented on skins 18 days, basket-pressed, only free-run juice, new and 1 year old Bordeaux barrels, aged 15 months. It's tempting to pour a glass immediately and savour it, for everything from the fruit, cedary oak, tannins to its acidity are in total balance." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Trueman represents Cabernet in Clarendon at its best. Its purity, its elegant style, its supple, polished nature ... it’s a wine of its own. Distinct in character, this is not like Cabernet from the Vales below or the hills to the east.

From its pretty, delicate florals and musk, through to its silky blackcurrant and kalamata juice and down to its dark carbon soul - Trueman is a modern Cabernet that encapsulates all the toil and antiquity of Clarendon.

Echoing the unearthed prose of wine writer Ebenezer Ward from 1886 on the Cabernet sown from this very land – Trueman is “an excelled wine, of very marked flavor and bouquet”. 

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

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  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

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  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.