Hickinbotham Brooks Rd Shiraz 2018

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James Halliday
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Gary Walsh
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Nick Stock
SKU
HISH201810 UCAU
$72.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$72.99 Per item
2018 Brooks Road exhibits the compelling dynamic between savoury and fruit flavors which is textbook Shiraz from Clarendon. Sweet blueberry and rich red fruits interlace with notes of clove and menthol. The palate is expansive but pure finesses with a beautifully balanced acidity leading to a silky finish. The 2018 is incredibly expressive and approachable at this youthful age.
2018 Brooks Road exhibits the compelling dynamic between savoury and fruit flavors which is textbook Shiraz from Clarendon. Sweet blueberry and rich red fruits interlace with notes of clove and menthol. The palate is expansive but pure finesses with a beautifully balanced acidity leading to a silky finish. The 2018 is incredibly expressive and approachable at this youthful age.

Scores & Reviews

98 / 100

James Halliday

From the '71 contour plantings, hand-picked, 50% crushed, 40% destemmed, 10% whole bunch, gentle extraction during 18 days on skins, no pressings used, 6 months on lees, then racked to foudre and puncheons (30% new) for 9 months. This oak use will continue in all releases post '18. Extremely complex and intense, but perfectly balanced red and black fruits, tannins a feature.

95 / 100

Gary Walsh

Fine-grained tannin. Sweet, ripe fruit. Creamy mouthfeel. And while it all feels controlled, it feels luxurious throughout, perfumed, plush, those kind of vibes. There are sweet herb/tobacco-like characters here too and sophisticated, smoky edges. It’s still coming together but the fine spread of tannin, gorgeous flavour and reach through the finish all spell (high) quality.

93 / 100

Nick Stock

A striking wine for its extreme depth, as well as freshness. Ripe dark plums and blackberries bathe the nose and palate. This is lead in a fuller-bodied direction and makes a very youthful, bold and stoic impression on the palate. Fine now, but better in three to four years. Screw cap.