Friday, April 2, 2010


- Adelaide Hills, SA
- $15-$23
- Screwcap (Stelvin Lux)
- 14.5%alc

Wicks Estate is among the most popular new entrants to the Adelaide Hills wine scene (est. 2000). While their releases to date of riesling and sauvignon blanc have met a more than acceptable standard, their efforts with reds have been somewhat less consistent.

The nose of Wicks Estate's 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is very soupy, with leafy/herbal aromas of thinly scented dates, baked currants and black olive with a note of varnish. Its palate also lacks true varietal punch, revealing a thinly fruited and dilute expression of overly herbal, faintly medicinal leathery redcurrants framed by green tannins and acid.

X I continue to hold personal reservations about not just Wicks Estate's reds, but also about Adelaide Hills cabernet sauvignon (especially in the more trying vintages like 2007). Drink to 2011.
84 points

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