Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Vineyard Syrah 2004
Wine EnthusiastOne of the more obviously ageworthy offerings from Clarendon Hills, the 2004 Hickinbotham Syrah boasts a wonderfully perfumed bouquet of flowers, minerals and spice. Then it backs up those captivating aromatics with rich blueberry fruit shaded with mint and cracked pepper and a long, firmly tannic and minerally finish. Drink 2010-2020.
Wine SpectatorDense, deep and beautifully focused. A blast of red fruits, from cherry to Santa Rosa plum, zips along, carried by mouthwatering acidity and superrefined tannins. An open-textured wine with breathtaking purity of flavor and extraordinary length. Best from 2008 through 2020. 500 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateThe dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard is made in a firm, muscular, meaty style with plenty of cassis, roasted herb, asphalt, and subtle oak characteristics. This powerful, macho-styled offering requires 1-2 years of cellaring, and should age for two decades.