Red Wine Australia
Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz from McLaren Vale
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz from McLaren Vale is a truly special wine. It's loved for its bold and intense flavours, with notes of ripe blackberry, dark cherry, and sweet spices that linger on the palate. The tannins are smooth and well-rounded, making this an incredibly enjoyable experience to savour. Its complexity and depth make it the perfect choice for any special occasion or dinner party - it really stands out from the crowd!
A Little Trivia
The Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz from McLaren Vale Winery has a unique feature in their vineyard - a replica of the famous Hollywood sign! The sign, which stands tall over the vineyard, serves as an iconic reminder to all visitors that quality wine is made here.
History of This Wine
The Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz from McLaren Vale is a classic Australian red wine that has been produced since the early 1990s. The wine is made from grapes grown in the vineyards of the historic Hickinbotham family, located in the heart of McLaren Vale. The first vintage was released in 1994 and quickly gained recognition for its intense aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, plum, and spice.
Since then, the wine has become a benchmark for quality Shiraz from McLaren Vale. Notable vintages include 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. In 2011, the winery was awarded five stars by James Halliday's Wine Companion for its 2009 vintage. This award further cemented the reputation of this iconic Australian red wine.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz from McLaren Vale is a full-bodied red wine with intense dark fruit flavors. It is best enjoyed when paired with hearty, robust dishes such as steak, lamb, game meats, and cheeses. The bold flavors of the wine are complemented by rich sauces like bordelaise or wild mushroom ragout. Hearty vegetables like roasted root vegetables or grilled eggplant also pair well with this particular Shiraz.