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Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz 2018

JAMES HALLIDAY 98 POINTS!
WINE FRONT 95 POINTS! 

NICK STOCK 93 POINTS!

"From the '71 contour plantings, hand-picked, 50% crushed, 40% destemmed, 10% whole bunch, gentle extraction during 18 days on skins, no pressings used, 6 months on lees, then racked to foudre and puncheons (30% new) for 9 months. This oak use will continue in all releases post '18. Extremely complex and intense, but perfectly balanced red and black fruits, tannins a feature." James Halliday

"Fine-grained tannin. Sweet, ripe fruit. Creamy mouthfeel. And while it all feels controlled, it feels luxurious throughout, perfumed, plush, those kind of vibes. There are sweet herb/tobacco-like characters here too and sophisticated, smoky edges. It’s still coming together but the fine spread of tannin, gorgeous flavour and reach through the finish all spell (high) quality." Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front

"2018 Brooks Road exhibits the compelling dynamic between savory and fruit flavors which is textbook Shiraz from Clarendon. Sweet blueberry and rich red fruits interlace with notes of clove and menthol. The palate is expansive but pure finesses with a beautifully balanced acidity leading to a silky finish. The 2018 is incredibly expressive and approachable at this youthful age." Hickinbotham

 

Country:
Australia
Region:
SA- Clarendon
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Shiraz
Vintage:
2018
Size:
750mL

Price Category:
$ 50-100

Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

$69.95