Saturday, July 11, 2009


 - Coonawarra, SA
 - $24-$36
 - Cork (Diam)
 - 14.0%alc

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.

üA 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.
94 points


  1. Completely agree with your high score here. A delicious cab sav indeed!

  2. awesome pic! very lord of the rings like!