Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz 2021


100% Shiraz, mostly from fifty plus year old vines. Handpicked 20% whole bunch, 30% destemmed, 50% crushed. An elegant nose with abundant florals – crushed rose petals, candied violets and a very subtle menthol note paving the way for red and purple fruits, a dusty graphite thread woven throughout, and carefully handled oak. The palate offers up a continuation of the nose, with a tumble of red berries, tarry graphite, aniseed pastilles and a savoury finish that whispers of charcuterie. A fine boned framework allows a silky ripple of acid to lace its way along the long, nubile tannins. Supple and poised for action, this wine hums along gently while keeping its feet firmly on the ground. Lovely and polished.