Hollick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (12 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

A rich and powerful wine with layers of concentrated blackberries, cassis, and plum flavours supported by hints of menthol and fine grained tannins. A focused and intense wine displaying balance, elegance and a long and persistent finish.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Red-purple; a classic, elegant Coonawarra cabernet, the blackcurrant fruit of the bouquet and palate with an underlay of clean dark earth that will become more evident as the wine ages; balance and length are very good. Drink to 2023. Rating 94 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense and dark crimson with purple hues at the rim.

Aroma

A powerful bouquet of cassis, blackcurrants and violets with hints of mint, cedar and dried herbs.

Palate

A rich and powerful wine with layers of concentrated blackberries, cassis, and plum flavours supported by hints of menthol and fine grained tannins. A focused and intense wine displaying balance, elegance and a long and persistent finish.

Cellaring Potential

The supple structure of this wine enables it to be consumed now, although 10 to 15 years in a good cellar will be amply rewarded.

Food Matching

Rosemary encrusted rack of lamb with chunky oven roasted vegetables.

Winemaking Notes

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from a selection of fruit from the older vine Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the shallow terra rossa soils in the Neilson’s Block and Wilgha vineyards in Coonawarra, many of which were planted in the 1970’s. In the winery, the grapes were handled carefully to retain the intense fruit flavours developed in the vineyard. Partial barrel fermentation followed by 20 months maturation in French oak (30% new) has given the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon an elegant structure and a long finish on the palate.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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The Hollick winery, cellar door and restaurant complex is established on "Neilson's Block", one of the original John Riddoch Coonawarra selections in the cool South East corner of South Australia.

Driven by quality and a hands-on approach, Hollick wines are made from three core vineyards. Neilson's Block, planted by Ian and Wendy in 1975, the nearby Wilgha vineyard, purchased in 1987 and the Red Ridge vineyard developed in 1998 at Wrattonbully, giving Hollick over 200 acres of vineyard in total. Eighty percent is planted to red varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. The balance of the vineyards are planted to the white varieties of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

A historic cottage, which was restored by Ian and Wendy in 1983 is a feature of the entrance to the winery. Heritage listed and built in 1860, it was the birthplace of famous lyric poet John Shaw Neilson and was the original cellar door.

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