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2012 Hickinbotham Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Brooks Road"

Hickinbotham 2012 Brooks Road Shiraz

Winery: Hickinbotham

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brooks Road"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $75

Cases produced: 989

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 18, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Shiraz from the McLaren Vale opens with a blueberry pie and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused boysenberry with notes of cedar. I also detected hints of black raspberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its big tannins show very good length. This Shiraz would pair well with lamb or a pan roasted skirt steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intensely graceful and youthfully elegant, Brooks Road is a new resurgence of Australian Shiraz that captures the most acute aspects of the fruit. The sharp summery breeze of the high country offsets the dark, brooding berries and the bright earthiness of the red beet clusters. It’s all there in the glass to be had - scents of dark currants and red berries mingle with freshly excavated roots and culminate in the taste of dry dusty air on the pasture that lingeringly departs with the faintest memory of cedary oak. It's a spicy, lively thing that beckons you to return.

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