Hickinbotham 2018 The Peake Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz (McLaren Vale)

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The longer Napa winemaker Chris Carpenter spends in McLaren Vale, the more in tune he seems to be with the country's palate and the region's unique terroirs. This is a precise and highly age worthy example of Oz's most famed red blend. Fleshy plum and blueberry fruit mingles with mint and other dried herbs, chocolate, bay leaf and peppery spice. The barrel influence is there too, but it's better integrated than in the past. At the moment the palate is a beast, with oodles of fruit and spice and muscular, chalky tannins, but there's chisel, finesse and a lengthy finish—all the trimmings of a harmonious wine set for the long haul. Drink until 2040. Christina Pickard

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    Majestic Imports
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