Golden Child End of the Heartache Single Vineyard Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $42.50
Golden Child is the project of father-and-son team, David and James Hamilton. David grows the grapes in his vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, while his son James (often jokingly referred to as the ‘golden child of the family’) shepherds the wines into the bottle. Crafted in a juicy, lightly-styled, lo-fi manner where fresh herbaceous aromatics and lush blue and black fruits combine with cushion-like, elastic tannins and layers of soft tobacco and black pepper.
“We use largely organic practices in the vineyard (although we’re not certified.. yet) and we use pretty lo-fi winemaking in the winery. To me, this means usually hand picking fruit, being gentle and precise in the winery, then getting the wine into the bottle without filtration or too much other manipulation. I aim to make fresh, bright, interesting wines that are easy to drink but also sometimes make you think”. James Hamilton