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2017 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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The palate is generous, well-balanced and smooth, the tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes.

Brad Hickey

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.

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.

Brad Hickey AKA Brash Higgins
Brad Hickey AKA Brash Higgins
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Made from 19 year old shiraz vines grown at the BH estate 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. 2017 in the Vale is cooler year, particularly a bit of rain in Decemeber, we've seen resulting in softer wines with lower alcohol, but good spice. This the fourth vintage the SHZ was made entirely at the BH winery and the first under full Organic certification.

'Blood plum in hue, the nose of the Brash 16 SHZ is brooding with black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice. There's a sweet earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard's red clay. The palate is generous, well-balanced and smooth, the tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes.' - Brad Hickey

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.20%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 195 dozen

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

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"Tasted blind in a bracket of 20 something South Australian Shiraz, and this wine was noticeably different.  Violet perfume like Port, juicy blueberry, chocolate. Fleshy, a lot of blueberry skin tannin, malt, and a lot more tannin, sweetness of fruit, good length. Weird wine, but kind of nice in a rich and thunderous bruised sky kind of way." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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