93 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com) "The 2005 Grenache Hickinbotham Vineyard adds a mineral note along with wood smoke, black raspberry and licorice flavors, as well as additional structure. Smooth-textured and sleek, it will evolve for 5-7 years and provide pleasure through 2025."
93 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com) "The 2007 Syrah Hickinbotham has slightly muted aromas of mineral, underbrush, spice box, blackberry, and blueberry. On the palate it displays a stern personality with plenty of underlying structure and some austerity. It has excellent balance, depth, and length which will be fully exhibited in another 4-6 years."
Stuart McCloskey - "The Hickinbotham forms part of Clarendon’s Grand Cru Classification and is just starting to come into its drinking window. That said, this will provide pleasure through to 2025 and beyond. Old vine (50+ years) Cabernet Sauvignon offers an incredible array of aromas. Cassis, blackcurrant, blackberry and chocolate dominate the nose whilst an intoxicating combination of cedar, tobacco and liquorice flood the palate – Pauillac-like and utterly delicious."
96 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham Vineyard is the most muscular and densely packed of the Cabernets. This opulent effort will evolve for a minimum of a decade and drink well through 2036. Roman Bratasiuk’s Clarendon Hills is one of the world’s great wine estates. The wines are all 100% varietal...
95 Points - Robert Parker
One of McLaren Vale’s most astonishing Syrahs is Clarendon Hills’ amazing 2004 Syrah Hickinbotham. Its inky/blue/purple hue is accompanied by aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, smoked meats, melted licorice, coffee beans, graphite, and bacon fat. Extremely full-bodied, powerful, and rich, with moderately high tannin, huge structure as well as massive concentration and intensity, but a sense of elegance, balance, and equilibrium.