HICKINBOTHAM BROOKS RD SHIRAZ 2019

$85.00

The Brooks Road Shiraz is one of the more characterful Shiraz you will find from McLaren Vale.

With the vineyard located not too far the Adelaide Hills, it has a distinctly savoury, black olive character not often found in this region.It’s an excellent wine with flavour and structure to boot and is definitely something that can be revisited again and again over a decade or two.

It is easy to see why some of the biggest names in wine have made the pilgrimage for this fruit for more than 40 years. It will continue to mature gracefully for years to come.

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The Brooks Road Shiraz is one of the more characterful Shiraz you will find from McLaren Vale.

With the vineyard located not too far the Adelaide Hills, it has a distinctly savoury, black olive character not often found in this region.It’s an excellent wine with flavour and structure to boot and is definitely something that can be revisited again and again over a decade or two.

It is easy to see why some of the biggest names in wine have made the pilgrimage for this fruit for more than 40 years. It will continue to mature gracefully for years to come.

Named for the street on which the vineyard is located, Brooks Road Shiraz exhibits the compelling single site character of the vineyard. It marries red, blue and black fruit aromas with perfumed and savoury elements and captures the full flavour of Shiraz with deeply ripe plum and blackberry fruits. The powerful and defined tannins are balanced with even-paced acid structure which accentuates length of flavour and delivers a sense of sustained purity on the palate.

95 – Ned Goodwin

“… “A blend of three distinctive blocks on loams, silt and clay. No whole bunch. Gently extracted by wetting the cap and racking/returning. Circa 20 days on skins. 6 months in puncheons. 6 more in foudres and a concrete egg. A corpulent wine, lush and full. Yet there is nothing jammy about it. Eclipsed by its Bordeaux varietal siblings perhaps, but as far as warm-climate shiraz goes, this is at the apex of the qualitative totem pole. Blue fruits, violet, anise, clove and pepper grind. Some salumi, too. But the tannins are this gorgeous wine’s opus.”

94 – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

“… “Deep, darkling purple/red colour, with a bouquet of wood-smoke and undergrowth. The wine is full-bodied and somewhat subdued in its fruit expression while the tannins are very abundant and quite firm, leaving a determined grip at the finish. Latent cherry and plum. A big, generous, solidly built shiraz that will reward cellaring.”

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