Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2006 (3 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW

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Overview

Brokenwood boasts an impressive array of premium quality wines, sourced from ‘all the right regions, for all the right reasons’

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Top 100 Wines 96 Points "Strong, purple crimson; has every bit of the intensity and structure expected of this wine, with a mix of red cherry, blackberry, French oak and lilting finish thanks to spot on acidity. Immaculate line, length and balance. A great Graveyard. " Weekend Australian, James Halliday (Australia), 09 Nov 08

"This is one of the greatest vintages for the Hunter Valleys finest shiraz, blessing it with layers of finely-tuned savoury spice." Style, Tyson Stelzer (Australia), September 2008

"Ripe plum flavours intermingle with savoury sour cherry and dusky-spice characters in this truly seductive drop. The iconic wine already has a hint of the Hunter’s trademark earthy complexity, and will age consistently for at least a decade." Qantas Inflight Guide to Wine - 5th Edition, Peter Bourne (Australia), May 2009

96 Points & Top Wine of 2008 "The sheer class of this wine set is up to go down as one of the great Graveyard vintages of all time. Exotically spicy, brilliantly fine, elegantly complex and beautifully poised. It goes well without saying that it will live very long indeed." Wine Business Monthly, Tyson Stelzer (Australia), August 2008

Winery Tasting Notes

The middle year of three dry vintages and very similar to the 2005. Medium density colour with purple tints. Lifted aromas of dark cherry, clove and ‘sweet’ earth. These are complimented by soft mocha oak. Initial flavours of dark chocolate and plums. The tannins for the 2006 are ripe with a dry, cedar edge. Some spice/pepper characters on the finish. Perfect weight of fruit, alcohol and tannin. A wine with great ‘line’ – a Len Evan’s expression used to convey structure, balance and length. A comparison to other Graveyard Shiraz is difficult as it is quite the complete wine but the alcohol and style is close to 1994/2005.

Vintage
2006
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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At nearly 40 years young, Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard with the Graveyard Vineyard but to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, 'to make great wine and have fun'.

The original land that was to become the Cricket Pitch Vineyard was purchased in 1970 and planted immediately to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Graveyard Vineyard, planted to Shiraz in 1968, was bought in 1978 and by the mid 1980s was producing a premium Single Vineyard wine. The first Langton's Classification of Premium Australian Wine was launched in 1993 and the Graveyard Shiraz was then, and remains, the highest-placed Hunter Valley Shiraz.

The Hunter Valley is renowned for its dry table wines of Semillon and Shiraz. Brokenwood's production of these is further supported by premium grapes from as far afield as Orange, Beechworth and McLaren Vale.

Today, Brokenwood boasts an impressive array of premium quality wines, sourced from 'all the right regions, for all the right reasons', from the Graveyard Shiraz to the Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cricket Pitch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.

“Our philosophy is to produce wine that focuses on the unique regional characteristics of the Hunter Valley and premium wine regions throughout Australia.” Iain Riggs, Chief Winemaker & Managing Director, Brokenwood Wines.

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