Hickinbotham Brooks Road 2015 Hickinbotham Brooks Road 2015

2015 Brooks Road Shiraz *


Named after the street on which the vineyard is located, Brooks Road Shiraz exhibits the compelling single site character of the vineyard. It marries red, blue and black fruit aromas with perfumed and savoury elements and captures the full flavour of Shiraz with deeply ripe plum and blackberry fruits. The powerful and defined tannins are balanced with even-paced acid structure which accentuates length of flavour and delivers a sense of sustained purity on the palate.



Regular Winter rainfall was followed by a dry Spring, leading to early and uneven flowering across our site. The hot summer led to low bunch weight, and a quick but consistent veraison. Vintage was very compressed but the great positives came from consistently thick skin content across all varieties leading to terrific flavours and colour, plus most importantly the signature from the vintage, its tannin profile.

This Shiraz reflects the consistent characters this vineyard displays each year. Brilliant blue and black fruit with structured tannins in an elegant, harmonious and balanced form.


96 points – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017

95 points – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, October 2017

94+ points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, August 2017

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