1998 Clarendon Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • Clarendon
Drink between 2004 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • elledeca wrote:

    September 1, 2015 - Very stinky on opening (henhouse) blew off after a while but not on par with the other bottles of this

  • elledeca wrote:

    February 28, 2015 - Cassis and bramble, with a hint of herbal and blood, chocolate. Coating the mouth with more chocolate and fruit, very fine tannins, still some years ahead.

  • gb1406 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 9, 2013 - the brown-ish red tones of this wine was no indication of just how smooth it was - soft, gentle, perfect for a cold night and warm beef stew!

  • Goldstone wrote: 92 points

    September 26, 2008 - Australian 1998s Dinner (Crown Wine Cellars, Hong Kong): Deep crimson translucent colour. The nose is more reticent/closed than its Brookman sibling but improved with time with spicy and blackcurrant notes. A really wow! rich palate which is an elegant and feminine balance of velvet and acidity. Very long length with lots of "in your head" sensations. Excellent. The best Cabernet Sauvignon of the night despite the impressive company.

  • zoeldar wrote: 90 points

    October 30, 2007 - Started off great, with expansive aromas and heady nose. Initial blasts of euch along with structured fruit and nicely balanced wine. Great match with some thick Lamb chops, and the bottle didn't last long. After 3 hrs or so, wine had dissipated the stronger (and more interesting) euch and other spice, and became more simple...My guess is that the wine is at/near peak, and we caught it on the apex or slightly beyond. Uncork and enjoy - nice wine while it lasts...


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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    10/5/2000 (link)

    (Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2000, IWC Issue #91 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clarendon Hills
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Hickinbotham
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation Clarendon

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 60 (56%)
  • Consumed 48 (44%)

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