Hickinbotham

2014 CS222 Shiraz *

BLOCK SERIES LIMITED RELEASE

Crafted from the exceptional Shiraz block 222. Renowned for its remarkable concentration of fruit, profound depth of flavour, and robust structure, this wine embodies the essence of the vineyard's terroir. The CS222 captivates with its remarkable length of tannin, allowing the flavours to evolve gracefully over time.

$150.00
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2014 VINTAGE AND WINE NOTES

The Winter rainfall nourished the vines then dropped off significantly for the unseasonably dry and windy Spring. A late Fall rain slowed the ripening of the vineyard resulting in a further week and a half of hangtime, bringing excellent tannin ripeness and allowed harvest to occur in a relatively cool weather pattern in 2014. Overall, a terrific result in the wines proving McLaren Vale’s strength as a viticulture growing region.

Block 222 – 0.88-hectare contoured Shiraz planting from 1971. Elevation 200-215m. Dark brown clay loam, overlaying a light grey, fine grain layered bedrock. Shiraz harvested 2-3 April 2014.

Hand-picked from the old, contoured block, destemmed and whole berry sorted with light berry breaking to open fermentation. 4-day cold soak, pumped over daily with approximately 21 days on skins. Basket pressed with light pressings added back to free-run, hard pressings separate. Matured in 100% new French oak barriques for 15 months.

TASTING NOTE

Concentrated dark fruit, rich and powerful on the palate with velvety, svelte tannins. – Peter Fraser

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