Museum Release - Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz 2013

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James Halliday – 97 POINTS - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2016

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Huon Hooke – Lots of dark chocolate aromas, toasty barrels, black fruits and black olive, with some graphite or tar overtones. The palate is rich, profound and dense, very fleshy and supple, the tannins fine-grained and the texture superb. A great shiraz indeed. (1,500 cases made) Tasted 24 MAR 2015. Drink 2015–2037. 96 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review.

About This Wine

Outstanding impenetrable inky black colour with a very deep dark purple black hue. Pronounced liquorice and ripe blackberries are to the fore followed by dark plums, toasty vanillin cedar and spice. Full bodied, rich ripe blackberry and liquorice flavours dominate the palate over some dark plums, subtlety smoked vanillin cedar and spice. Relatively firm tannins take on a velvety appearance beneath the opulent layers of fruit. Excellent length with a long blackberry, liquorice, vanillin cedar and spice aftertaste.

After the hand-picked Shiraz clusters were delivered from high country (210-230 metres) by Viticulturer Michael Lane, Winemaker Charlie Seppelt destemmed and sorted the berries into open fermenters. The cold soak was four days, the skins plunged four times
daily, and the minimum time on skins was fourteen days. The wine was then basket pressed; its free run and pressings kept separate. To minimise filtration at bottling, four rack-and-returns were conducted over eighteen months as the wine seasoned in a mixture of Burgundy-coopered barrels.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Shiraz
Country Australia
Region McLaren Vale
Brand Hickinbotham
Vintage 2013

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