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2016 Brash Higgins SHZ Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

Brad Hickey aka Brash Higgins is at it again with delicious rendition of Shiraz from his organically farmed Omensetter vineyard.

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I’m really proud of this wine. It’s the first year where it feels like it fits with the rest of the range.

Brad Hickey, Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

A McLaren Vale producer's range would not be complete without a Shiraz, and Brad Hickey’s (AKA Brash Higgins) does not disappoint.

The fruit for his ‘SHZ’ was hand selected from the now organically certified Omensetter vineyard in the Vale, a vineyard renowned for producing a distinctively savoury style of Shiraz. The 2016 vintage in McLaren Vale lent itself to making powerful and spicy styles of Shiraz, a vintage that played right into Brad's hands.

A wine of balance, finesse and class,  a different slant on the McLaren Vale flagship variety. This is where interest and deliciousness meet in Shiraz land.

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

93Points
The Wine Front

"Scents of sweet ‘n’ herbal spice, touch of dried orange peel, amaro, sweet earth, but the main message is deep, dark forest berry fruitiness. Generous in the palate, stains with black berry, emery board tannins, earthiness, more peppery character. Generous McLaren Vale shiraz, finds excellent balance and a flourish of ample, lip-smacking flavour. This will be so good for those seeking bold flavour and some lushness in a red, but inherent drinkability. Nails it." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Made from 19 year old shiraz vines grown at the Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 25% whole bunch, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was basket pressed and sent to a mix of 1-8 year old French hogsheads for 15 months.

2016 in the Vale is one of the best years we've seen resulting in balanced wines with power and spice. This the third vintage the SHZ was made entirely at the BH winery.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.7%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Reds on skins in clay amphora
Reds on skins in clay amphora
Brash Higgins HQ, McLaren Vale, SA
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