by Brash Higgins
Meet the Maker with BH at the bar. Wander into Brooks of Melbourne this Thursday evening for an intimate chance to taste new release OMENSETTER and other new wines from Brash Higgins. 430pm -7pm 25th July, Melbourne brooksofmelbourne.com/
Brash Higgins Wine Co. releases 2008 Omensetter, its first proprietary blend, from the estate vineyard that owes its name to the eponymous hero of the William H. Gass novel Omensetter’s Luck. Ever since Brash Higgins’ founder Brad Hickey first laid eyes on the site in 2007, he has dreamed of capturing its promise of goodness in a select blend of grapes.
90% Shiraz and 10% Cabernet, 2008 Omensetter was aged over three years in five new French hogsheads, before being allowed to mellow in bottle for a further two years. The tradition of extended barrel and bottle ageing represents a stylistic tangent from the progressive wines for which Brash Higgins has become renowned, but imposed itself as the only approach for this grand, old-fashioned Australian style of wine.