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2016 Brash Higgins CBSV Cabernet Sauvignon

McLaren Vale, SA

A wine that could reawaken your love for McLaren Vale Cabernet.

$39.00

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About
We love the aromatics of this wine and the delicious fruit, the 2016 vintage yielded excellent, full flavoured and balanced crop, producing a very limited parcel of 190 cases.

Brad Hickey, Owner/Winemaker

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.

Whether you're a fan of Brash Higgins, Cab Sauv or just full-bodied McLaren Vale reds in general, you will find a lot of joy in 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.

Rainbows over the Omensetter vineyard
Rainbows over the Omensetter vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Perfumed nose; floral, sweet mint, blueberries and cassis, with spicy notes of crushed caraway seeds, Earl Grey tea, and Dutch liquorice. On the palate the wine is smooth and rich with the sweet earthiness of roasted root vegetables, the acidity of rhubarb and the dark lusciousness of black currants. The wine is layered, finishing dry with typical Cabernet tannin." - Brad Hickey, Owner/Winemaker

Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit for the 2015 CBSV was hand selected at the Omensetter Vineyard. The ideal 2015 vintage yielded excellent, full flavoured and balanced fruit, but minute quantities, producing a very limited parcel of 160 cases.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14.8%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 190 dozen

The McLaren Vale enigma, Brad Hickey
The McLaren Vale enigma, Brad Hickey
Brash Higgins HQ, McLaren Vale, SA
Shipping

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