Brown Hill Fimiston Reserve Shiraz 2015 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
This is great……and here’s why!95/100 - Ray Jordan
93/100 - James Halliday, The Wine Companion
‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2010
‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday "..none other like it."
Ned Goodwin "After all there is none other like it. For all the berry fruit, there is a gristly of black olive, dill, freshly ground pepper, menthol and sage that defines the wine's voice. In many ways, driven by a savoury undeground rather than buckets of fruit, Margaret River Shiraz can be good..inimitable in a hurly burly way. This is an example."
Ray Jordan "Powerful yet refined shiraz from these dry-grown vines south of Margaret River town. Deep plum and black cherry characters on the nose and palate. Chocolaty with a sprinkle of pepper. Tannins management is excellent. An example of how these guys have refined the reds in recent years."
The Western Australian Wine Guide 2018 "Brown Hill Estate is small family-run southern Margaret River producer has gone from strength to strength with a range of exceptional quality and value-for-money wines. The vines are all dry grown and on quite harsh gravelly soils, resulting in small yields. All grapes are hand-picked. The reds are put into a high percentage of new American and French oak. Great value and super wines."
Brown Hill Estate is a family run, multi-award winning Margaret River winery focussed on single vineyards. It utilizes traditional methods of handpicking and hand sorting to get the best quality from its grapes, and French coopered barrels in production.
Margaret River is one of the best known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces semillon sauvignon blanc blends and shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.