Brash Higgins Autumn Six 24


Winery direct purchase only. Six wines selected by BH to keep you comfortable during the cooler months. We have an array of reds for you to sample, and a swath from the brilliant 2021 vintage.
Also featuring guest winemakers from Borachio Wines here in the Vale. Mark Warner and Alicia Basa are making some stellar whites and their savagnin, an unsung white grape variety in Oz at the moment, is a ripper. This is a good one, don’t miss it.

$200 for the Autumn Six–while the wines last. Free shipping.

The wines, some reviews:
We are lucky to have a case of the 2021 Borachio Savagnin to share. Savagnin is grown mainly in the Jura region of France. It was a happy accident that it appeared in McLaren Vale in 2007. Initially thought to be Albarino, a crisp Spanish white, it turned out to be something else entirely: savagnin. Sad for those that thought it was too similar in name to sauvignon blanc and removed it, but it’s a totally different character. Borachio’s 2021 is equally as good as their 2020, which is reviewed here: “Outstanding wine. Saline to the max, sea spray, green apple, cashew nuts, whiffs of fino sherry but the mainstay is that apple-y character and the amazing tension, freshness and thirst-quenching appeal. It shows great detail, slides along the palate with talc-like tannin guiding things, is savoury to the max yet bright in fresh fruit character too. How? Dunno. It’s just unreal. It’s all the best of great Jura with the vim and vigour of Australia on its side. Utter charm.” 95 pts, Mike Bennie, Wine Front

2021 MRLO Merlot- “Very good drinking, combining poached damson plum, lilac, dried tobacco and the verdant underbelly of merlot, with tomato leaf, a smattering of garden herbs and sage. Fresh and buoyant, perhaps due to a touch of nero d’Avola (15%) in the blend. Fidelitous to site and variety, with real snap, pop and breath of flavor, belied by a serious tannic twine and unimpeachable savoriness over obvious fruit.” 93pts, Ned Goodwin, MW,

2021 GR/M Grenache/Mataro Biodynamic- “A mid to gently fuller weighted wine, quintessentially easy drinking while mercifully eclipsing the ‘chilled red’ category. An arid swathe of polished leather tannins compress strawberry coulis, root spice, dried thyme, anise and just a lick of menthol. Mataro’s ferrous dustiness, a welcome balancing act. This is a delicious wine, sitting on the precipice of something serious and an everyday swigger. It works either way. From biodynamically grown grapes.” 92 pts, Ned Goodwin, MW,

2022 NDV Nero d’Avola Estate- “Big whiffs of smokey, almost peaty, herbal note from a whole bunch addition made during elevage. Juniper, lavender, cocoa nib and fennel seed round out the savory notes. First time the winery has attempted this and I really like the result. Dark raspberry is still at the core of the wine. Bright and energetic from 150 days on skins in clay amphora. Oganically grown grapes from the BH estate Omensetter vineyard, grafted back in 2009.” 95 pts, Brad Hickey, wnmkr.

2021 CBSV Cabernet Sauvignon Estate- “A fulsome wine to chew on. Contemplative as much for its thrilling complexity, as for its capacity to eclipse preconceptions of warmer climate cabernet with energy and guile, shot across the floral attack, evergreen mid-palate and toothsome wet tannin finish. This transcends obvious varietal traits with a long drag on sea spray and dried kelp, a stone’s throw away on the Vale shore. A prodigious licorice strap finale. Excellent wine, moreish and nourishing. From organically grown grapes.” 95 pts, Ned Goodwin, MW,

2021 SHZ Shiraz Estate- “An address that does its very best to knock any obvious sweet fruit from its wines. A trait that I appreciate. Here, achieved with a synthesis of reduction, an attenuated natural ferment and a good douse of whole-bunch spice, with a wee dab of rusticity. Fine tannins, a gritty carapace lathered with spice, to boot. From organically grown grapes.” 93 pts, Ned Goodwin, MW,