Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


The blocks for this wine were planted between 1971 and 2002, each of them yielding little. The wine has 3% Malbec in a blend. Destemmed, sorted, cold soaked, pumped over on a daily basis and 21 days on skins. Basket pressed to new and used French barriques. Dark purple in hue, there is serious structure here. Firm and focused, dense and yet balanced. There are aromas of mocha, coffee grinds, blackcurrants, florals, dried fruits and chocolate. Excellent length, the intensity is maintained throughout and the finish is tied up neatly by those firm tannins. This is youthful, but has a good ten years plus ahead of it. Excellent warmer climate Cabernet.