A deep red in colour. The bouquet is complex and brooding, tightly structured, showing concentrated essence of black fruits and cassis cordoned by tight grained oak and long lingering sweet tannins. Soft, ripe blackberry dominate the mid-palate, solid berry fruit flow across the palate, with super spicy oak forming the basis of the persistent finish, which gives off ample vanilla nuances.
Simon Hackett Hills View Cabernet Sauvignon
for the equivalent of £13.45 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Simon Hackett
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Fruity and Dry
Appellation: Cowra / Padthaway
Alcohol: 13.8% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Following Great Grandfather, Grandfather and Father - Simon is the fourth generation of the Hackett family to be involved in the agriculture pursuits in South Australia. In 1860 Simon's great uncle attended the esteemed Roseworthy Agricultural College and Simon's father was a graduate in the inaugural Oenology (winemaking) course at the College in 1938. Simon grew up in an atmosphere steeped in wine and agriculture, spending his boyhood in the Barossa Valley alongside his father, who was General Manager of the giant Barossa Valley Distillery Plant Tarac. In 1973 Simon headed to the wine growing region of McLaren Vale where further experience was gained in the winemaking team headed by Grant Burge at the old Southern Vales Co-Op Winery. After 8 years Simon was appointed Senior Winemaker. In 1984 Simon decided to concentrate fully on establishing his own boutique McLaren Vale label.