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2019 Brash Higgins SHZ Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

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

$42.00

About
Oodles of personality.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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 21 year old shiraz vines grown at the Organic Brash Higgins estate Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 20% whole bunch, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was gently basket pressed and sent to a mix of new and older French hogsheads for 20 months.

‘A wine built for the ages: the nose of the Brash 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 : 14.8%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

92Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Attractively rustic, this full-bodied red manages to come across as savoury, as much as powerful. Sourced from the organic Omensetter site, fermented wild with 20% whole bunches in the mix and raised in new (15%) and older French wood. Dark-fruit allusions, pepper, paprika, chilli and loads of salumi allsorts. Smoky across the finish and a bit drying, the proviso. Oodles of personality, all the same." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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