Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Brash Higgins Shiraz 2013

There's something about Brad Hickey's wines which make me feel comfortable. There's a homeliness about them. Maybe it's the simple yet charming labels. Perhaps the big weighty bottles. Or just the generosity of what is in the bottle. I dunno, but gee I like 'em.

Buckets of fruit and some fruit sweetness here. Forget protein shakes, you could use this as a meal replacement. Generous indeed.

Blackberry, plums, tar, turned black soil, and a heap of smooth fruit. And then there's a grind of some savoury spices. And there's more. Oak char and milk chocolate with a dusty/powdery type tannin which finishes dry. Puckering and moreish. It's whispering at me to top up the glass. Oh, ok.

295 dozen produced.

Medium term cellaring but good to go now.

Very good.

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $37
Source: Sample

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