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2013 Hickinbotham Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Brooks Road"

Winery: Hickinbotham

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brooks Road"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $75

Cases produced: 1,496

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 25, 2016

Wine Review: This dark red colored Shiraz from Hickenbotham opens with a fragrant black cherry bouquet with a hint of strawberry rhubarb and balsam. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is black plum with notes of mild oak and hints of minerality and blackberry. The finish is dry and its fine tannins linger and last for a while. The panel suggested this elegant Shiraz would pair perfectly with beef carpaccio, filet mignon or tuna tartare with sesame. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Supple and refined, Brooks Road reflects its cooler source in its elegance and finesse. It's immediately harmonious and smooth, despite its wide scope of aromas and flavours, which range from Morello cherries, through faint bergamot, to creamy orange chocolate with soft velvet tannins. While it's assured to offer profound delight as it mellows and matures, it's a silky treat already.

Organic status: not organic

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