Pre Release - 2017 Golden Mile
Limited Release - small batch wine
Hand-picked and hand-sorted from the best parcels of shiraz grapes on our singlesite vineyard, the Golden Mile Signature Shiraz is the latest addition to the Brown Hill portfolio of superb red wines. Given that 2020 will mark Brown Hill’s 25th anniversary, we wanted to make a Signature Shiraz utilising everything we’ve learned over a quarter of a century of grape growing. In effect, the Golden Mile Signature Shiraz has been 25 years in the making. While Margaret River is known predominantly as a cabernet region, the Brown Hill site is particularly good for shiraz, and our winemaker Nathan Bailey has been working on this latest release for some years, trialling a combination of different oak barrels. The Burgundy oak barrels he finally chose are a combination of Louis Latour and François Frères, which together bring a range of complex flavours and textures to the wine. Made from Brown Hill’s best fruit and aged in 100% brand new oak for 18 months, then in the bottle for 18 months so far, this very special, straight shiraz style will benefit from up to 15 years’ cellaring. This wine is named after the Golden Mile in Kalgoorlie/Boulder, which was once considered the richest square mile on earth, having produced 60 million ounces of gold and counting – the name is a reflection of the sheer quality of our shiraz, as well as our family’s heritage. Just 95 cases were made and our Wine Club customers will be first in line.
The nose is fragrant and intense with dark chocolate and cherries, with a great backing of black peper and new leather. The palate offers bright cherries, cardamom pods and exotic spice, backed with tobacco and subtle, fine tannins.