The ideal 2015 vintage yielded excellent, full flavoured and balanced fruit, but minute quantities, producing a very limited parcel of 160 cases.
About The Wine
The Brash Higgins CBSV is grown on the Omensetter vineyard, tended by Brad and Nicole, in their home of McLaren Vale.
This is McLaren Vale Cabernet with some spunk and personality. It spends 15 months in new and used oak, it's un-tinkered with by Brad on its way to bottle giving a fleshy yet vital rendition of the variety from this part of the world.
A high quality yet low-yielding vintage for Cabernet in 2015, "The ideal 2015 vintage yielded excellent, full flavoured and balanced fruit, but minute quantities, producing a very limited parcel of 160 cases" according to Brad.
With 93 points from Mike Bennie, Brash Higgins fans, or fans of McLaren Vale reds in general, will simply love this release.
About Brash Higgins
Brash Higgins is the label of winemaking American-turned-honorary-Aussie, Brad Hickey.
In his former life, Hickey was one of America's top sommeliers, working for many years crafting some of New York's finest wine lists. He came to Australia and fell in love with McLaren Vale and local vigneron Nicole Thorpe, with whom he now produces highly characterful, minimalist wines from their much loved Omensetter vineyard.
Hickey's wines are extremely expressive. They fall in two camps - the wines sourced from Omensetter vineyard and those sourced from friends around the Vale and the warm, dry Riverlands.
If you want 'classic' McLaren Vale, or if you want the true avant-garde, it's all available in the Brash Higgins range.