- Cork (Diam)
As a winery I've tended to recognise Hollick by their lovely cellar door/restaurant and for being a brave maker of a rare and unusual Coonawarra pinot noir, but after drinking the 2006 Hollick Cabernet Sauvignon, I now consider them capable of producing cabernet of a quality equal to the region's best. Few if any, delivered such a deliciously affordable Coonawarra cabernet from the difficult 2006 season.
Scented with lovely, fresh, nutty, cedar/mocha and walnut oak, its attractive perfume reveals restrained undertones of minty blackcurrants and game meats in an elegant regional manner. Medium bodied yet beautifully concentrated and classy, a natural, savoury palate shows nutty cedar/vanilla oak characters matched by evenly ripened small berry fruits and approachable, supple, creamy tannin. It ends pleasingly long with delightful notes of bright fruit.
ü+ A delicious, immediately approachable, almost un-Coonawarra like cabernet of majestic elegance and natural balance, Hollick's 2006 should still reap considerable rewards for those patient enough to cellar it. Drink to 2018.