Brokenwood Wade Shiraz 2005 (6 x 750mL), SA

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The fifth bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is approximately 10 years old, but planted with cuttings sourced from a very old local vineyard and own roots. Again, very distinctive and complex, and more than qualifies for the ‘Single Vineyard’ label.

After a wet winter and an abnormally mild summer created prime ripening conditions, the McLaren Vale 2005 vintage was earlier and shorter than usual. Higher Baumes were recorded but fruit flavour ripeness did lag behind this causing all vineyards in the region to ripen at once.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Sydney Royal Wine Show 2008 (Australia), February 08

Vintage: 2005

Bronze Medal

Winewise, Len Sorbello (Australia), 01 Dec 09

Vintage: 2005

Highly Recommended

"Big blackberry aromas, even some mulberry and hints of spice on the nose - clean and youthful - lovely depth of spicy, chocolatey fruit with long, savoury tannins. The flavours are very persistent and there is no mistaking its regional heritage. ", Campbell Mattinson (Australia), April 08

Vintage: 2005

91 Points

"This is a tarry, earthy, gamey expression of McLaren Vale shiraz. It has quite a deal of drying tannin and noticeable alcohol warmth, though its chocolaty, violetty, blueberried finish is very tasty indeed (the word indeed should be mandatory in all wine reviews). This is matured in 80 percent American oak with the rest in new and one year old French. Theres evident oak but its been well played. Over the next three or four years this wine will make for very satisfying drinking. Drink: 2009-2013"

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep, purple red and very dense, almost ‘brooding’.


Savoury briar notes along with the expected lush, McLaren Vale blackberry jube fruit. Integrated vanillin oak edge.

PalateSeamless palate combining ripe tannins, dark berry/chocolate Shiraz fruit and perfect oak. Some 'Turkish Delight' sweet fruit at the start and long from the alcohol/glycerol. An almost spicy after palate.

A classic McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2008 (Australia), February 08

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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