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Brash Higgins R-SM Riesling Semillon - McLaren Vale

Brash Higgins R/SM Riesling Semillon 2019 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Whites | Producer: Brash Higgins
Region: South Australia
Blend: Riesling (70%), Semillon (30%)
Alc: 14.2%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

94 POINTS
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$37.80: as part of any six
$42.00: single bottle
$453.60: per case of 12

A ‘field blend’ is an ensemble of different grapes from one vineyard block that are picked on the same day and fermented together, making a unique wine of place or a ‘vin de terroir’. Our version is from a sandy, elevated site along the far eastern foothills of the Blewitt Springs sub-region in McLaren Vale. Here one acre of Riesling (70%) and Semillon (30%), planted in 1975 by a German farmer, grow cheek by jowl. Picked on the same day, these unusual bedmates spend a couple days on skins together before being basket pressed then co-fermented wild in trusty French barriques. This bright white wine has all the emerald exuberance of Riesling cut with the lemony flesh of Semillon. Great summer drinking, and a riot with oysters, we are proud that this wine tastes like a true coastal white; its origins a mere 20 km from the Gulf of St. Vincent.

“Star bright in the glass, with moss, lemon zest, peach kernel, toasted grain and hybrid tea rose on the nose. Mouthwatering ocean breeze and a sappy, juicy abundance of fresh lime and white peach juiciness on the silken palate. The finish is transparent to a veritable carpet of mineral matter – albeit a levitating, vibrantly undulating one! Crushed stone, alkali, mineral salts and iodine combine with herbal and protein-rich flavours for something approximating a blend of oyster liquor and clam stock that set my salivary glands to palpitating.”- Brad Hickey, Vinitor, September 23, 2020

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Ye olde classic from BH and a winner year on year it feels.

Love that sea spray scent. Takes me near the beach. Citrus, green apple, dill. That’s the whiffs. Palate is supple, spreads nicely then finds good cut and thrust of appley acidity followed by excellent, salted nut and minerally things. Yes thanks. Very savoury, salty white of complexity and interest. Fantastic.

Mike Bennie


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