Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Hickinbotham The Peake 2016

The Peake represents the pinnacle wines from Hickinbotham and this sure does make a statement. A stunning wine ought to be enjoyed on a stunning occasion. Brilliant!

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz (57/43) off vines planted in 1971. The fruit was fermented separately prior to blending.

It's not shy but its sleek at the same time. A wine which flows effortlessly delivering presence and charm all at once. Blackcurrants and blackberries, licorice and cloves are on the front foot early. Nestled in closely behind sit dark chocolate, dried herbs and black earth. Oak makes a late run but the word seamless is what keeps bouncing around my mind as this goes through its paces. Over the space of a few days it was absolutely pristine. Buy now and savour later. Way later.

96/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $175
Source: Sample

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