Hickinbotham The Peake Cab Shiraz 2016 Hickinbotham The Peake Cab Shiraz 2016

2016 The Peake Cabernet Shiraz *

Blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz is a famous part of Australian winemaking history and whilst the individual components of this wine are mighty, the sum of The Peake’s parts is magnificent. The Cabernet shines aromatically with notes of blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate and provides majestic, long tannin structure. Shiraz fills the mid-palate with red berry, blackberry and plum flavours and lightens and elevates the Cabernet just perfectly. Fine tannins, balanced acidity and an incredibly long finish are the hallmark characters of the vineyard that epitomise this, the estate’s flagship wine. Named after the late Mr. Edward John Peake who established the first vineyard and orchard at Clarendon circa 1850.



The 2016 vintage was one of the most exceptional of the 2010’s in McLaren Vale. Good winter rains in 2015 and a mild dry Spring led to terrific fruit set across all varieties. A typical Clarendon Summer was broken up with some welcome rain in January and February, with Shiraz the first fruit harvested on 26th February. Steady mild conditions continued throughout February and March allowing for gradual sugar accumulation, creating fruit with great colour and flavour concentration.  

Intense, yet lithe, aromas of dark chocolate, dried cherry, rose petal and minerality. On the palate the wine is sinuous and alluring, with notes of cherry and fresh boysenberry and savoury black olive; all framed by satiny tannins and a mouth-watering finish. 

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