Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Shiraz 2017 - Kona Wine Market
Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Shiraz 2017
SKU: 210000017469

Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Shiraz 2017

  • ws95
  • v94
  • we94


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Category Red Wine
Origin Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale
Brand Hickinbotham
Alcohol/vol 14%
2017 was a cooler year in McLaren Vale. The carryover from the 2016 rains into a perfect spring and then a cooler ripening season was ideal for Bordeaux varieties that need time on the vine to develop phenolic flavor rather than sugar, while maintaining acidity and structure. The richness of the shiraz fills out the power of the Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend as dark chocolate, blackberry, shiraz spice and screaming minerality carry this wine.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Aromatic, detailed, generous and plush, featuring notes of cream soda and milk chocolate that add a touch of polish to the concentrated kirsch, spiced plum and blueberry flavors at the core. The details of cigar box, espresso and palo santo show appealing precision, exhibiting harmony on the long, expressive finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Drink now through 2035. 120 cases made, 100 cases imported.

May 31, 2020
  • v94

Inky magenta. A deeply perfumed, oak-tinged bouquet evokes black and blue fruit preserves, cured tobacco, incense and mocha. Alluringly sweet and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated blackberry, cherry-vanilla and bitter chocolate flavors braced by a core of smoky minerality. Finishes impressively long, with strong, spicy thrust, a resonating vanilla note and round, slowly building tannins.

September 2022
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

"The Peake" is an American (Chris Carpenter)'s ode to the classic Aussie red blend. 2017 was a fairly cool vintage and it shows here. More elegant, lucid and fruit driven than the '18, this may not age as long but it's drinking pretty darn well now. Notes of cherries, blueberries, licorice, violets and Chinese five spice are wound in sappy, savory tannins that have lovely texture and integration. A powerful but harmonious wine that should age gracefully until 2035.

April 1, 2021

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