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2018 Hickinbotham Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Brooks Road"

Hickinbotham 2018 Brooks Road Shiraz

Winery: Hickinbotham

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brooks Road"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 97% Shiraz & 3% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $75

Cases produced: 1,942

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 2, 2022

Wine Review: This medium purple colored Shiraz opens with a black currant and sage bouquet with hints of boysenberry, faint leather, and black tea. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with nicely integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth and well-balanced. The flavor profile is cedar influenced boysenberry and subtle stony minerality blend with notes of red plum. We also detected hints of black raspberry and menthol. The finish is dry, and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. The Tasting Panel would pair this Shiraz with lamb lollipops, Jiko's wild boar, or venison stew. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 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.

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