Description | Details | Rating

" This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills' 'Grand Cru' classification. This masculine and often tightlywound expression is often dominated by harderedged and powerful characters. Recessed and concentrated, this wine has a mineral underfabric that accentuates the boldness of its understatement. The 2005 Hickinbotham Syrah, highlights the quality of the fruit that is produced from fortyone year old vines, planted on hard clay and ironstone soil. This wine boasts a blackened crimson color as well as an amazing bouquet of cr?┐me de cassis, graphite, black licorice and espresso. On the palate the wine has huge depth of concentrated black fruits and dark chocolate with fine grained tannins provide texture on the palate and a very rich and intense finish."

  • Year: 2005
  • Producer: Clarendon Hills
  • Dominant Varietal: Syrah / Shiraz
97 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The 2005 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard is opaque purplecolored with aromas of crushed rocks, toasty oak, tar, licorice, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. Muscular and large in scale, it will profit from a decade of cellaring and drink well through 2030."
95 Points
Wine Spectator
"Big, rich and juicy, with plum, blueberry and a range of sweet spices. The fine tannins wrap around the generous mouthful of flavors, which linger powerfully. A touch of coffee adds interest, and the finish just doesn't quit. Best from 2010 through 2020. 500 cases imported."
94 Points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Saturated purple. Powerful boysenberry, blueberry and licorice aromas are complicated by an amarolike herbal bitterness, with a vanilla and mocha undercurrent adding another element. Broad, sweet and penetrating dark fruit flavors possess stunning density, with palatesaturating depth and power. Do you drink this or eat it? This displays a compellingly balanced shockandawe personality uniquely its ownanother otherworldly example of this producer's style."

Be the first to review this product

Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham 2005 750ml

  • My Review

    click to rate!
  • * Required Fields

Item #9124

Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickinbotham 2005 750ml

country: Australia/region: South Australia

Availability: Out of stock

You will earn 56 Points for purchasing this product.
Product is currently out of stock