Brown Hill Estate

best drinking summer wine


Brown Hill Estate Morning Star Dry Light Red 2016 ($19)

This is a very modern style of rose where the fruit has been handpicked and then fermented and aged in season French oak for six months. The result is stunning. The nose of strawberries with a rose petal background is so beautiful The palate has texture thanks too that oak but it’s light and airy. Just wonderful drinking.

Score: 91/100     Cellar: 3 years

Brown Hill Estate Hannans cabernet sauvignon 2015 ($20)

What great value for money this little cabernet sauvignon is.  There is perfume and beautiful fruity notes on the nose. The palate is packed with generous fruit of real intensity and the oak and firmish fine tannins are working well together. And all that for $20.

Score: 92/100    Cellar: 10 years

Brown Hill Estate Chaffers shiraz 2015 ($20)

Beautifully scented bouquet of rose petal and cherry plum with a spicy lift. The palate is seamless constructed with fine grainy tannins and neatly weighted oak. Medium bodied fruit with excellent depth and concentration. So well balanced and posed with good medium term cellaring potential.

Score: 91/100        Cellar: 8 years

Brown Hill Estate Ivanhoe Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($35)

A velvety smooth and generous cabernet displaying layer upon layer of deeply concentrated fruit. Blackcurrant and dark chocolate with a cedary lift. The tannin and oak combo works a treat on the palate, holding the fruit gently so that it extends effortlessly to the long finish. Will continue to evolve with cellaring.

Score: 94/100    Cellar: 10 years

Brown Hill Estate Great Boulder Signature Range cabernet shiraz merlot malbec 2014 ($40)

This is a blend of 40 per cent each of cabernet and shiraz with 10 per cent of merlot ad malbec. It works so well with strong notes of black cherry and peppery dark chocolate on the nose. It’s smooth and layered with concentrated generous fruit which is focused seamlessly to a long finish. Lovely wine.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 10 years

Brown Hill Estate Perseverance Signature Range cabernet merlot 2014 ($50)

Ripe, rich and delicious. These is a big hit of juicy punchy cabernet and merlot. The plumper merlot adds significantly to the more angular cabernet. It’s neatly wrapped in oak with grainy and slightly chalky tannins hold a line through to the finish. Beautiful perfumes and great weight and mouth feel.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 12 years





Brown Hill Estate Golden Horseshoe chardonnay 2014 ($35)

Classy chardonnay from this largely red wine producer south of Margaret River. Crunchy stone fruit and light toasty oak on the nose with a little dab of lemon. The
palate displays excellent intensity and fruit concentration presented long and clean through to the persistent finish. A neat lift of peach and lime on the finish completes an impressive wine.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Brown Hill Estate Fimiston Reserve shiraz 2013 ($30)

Beautifully perfumed notes of leafy red berry, cherry and cedar on the nose. The palate shows a high degree of refinement with fine grained oak and fine tannins in
support. Lovely mouthfeel of elegance and poise in what is an excellent expression of this variety.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

Brown Hill Estate Ivanhoe Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($30)

From the start this wine displays classic leafy varietal cabernet qualities. The nose is brimming with blackcurrant and slightly meaty savoury characters. The palate is smooth and rich with excellent depth and intensity that carries effortlessly through to the long finish. Balanced and poised.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 years

Brown Hill Estate Great Boulder cabernet shiraz merlot malbec 2013 ($40)

A deliciously complex and very tidy red blend based mainly on the Aussie combination of cabernet and shiraz. Such a smooth and velvety feel throughout with
excellent medium to full-bodied fruit concentration on the palate supported by well-managed oak.

Impressive wine with good cellaring potential.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years

Brown Hill Estate Bill Bailey shiraz cabernet 2013 ($50)
Best of the West 2016 – red blend non cabernet dominant

This is a real powerhouse shiraz cabernet blend. I love the way that juicy ripe blackcurrant cabernet sits so perfectly with the slightly savoury earthy characters of the shiraz. Shows the virtues of this classic combination of varieties. Deep and hugely concentrated with a refined and elegant finish. Such a polished impressive wine.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 15 years

Brown Hill Estate Perseverance cabernet merlot 2013 ($50)

Opens with a wave of chocolate and blackcurrant on the nose lifted with a decent sprinkle of nutmeg-like spices. The palate has great depth and fruit concentration but
the oak and tannin management has created a seamless refined structural elegance. Extends to a very long finish. One of the best wines yet released from Brown Hill.

SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 15 years
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