Graveyard Vineyard is the jewel in the Brokenwood crown, responsible for the company's flagship white and red wines.
The Hunter savouriness continues on the palate. Lively red fruit characters supported by fine grained tannins from both the fruit and oak. A long finish and seamless structure giving what the late Len Evans called ‘line and length’.
- NSW - Hunter Valley
- New South Wales
Excellent crimson-purple; has a fragrant plum and cherry bouquet, then an intense and very long palate moving into a savoury black fruit spectrum; exemplary tannin and French oak management underpins the line and balance of a wine destined to outlive many who taste it.
Rating 96, Drink by 2040, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (NOV/2011)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Graveyard Shiraz offers pronounced notes of warm black cherries, mulberries, menthol, aniseed, crispy pork skin and cloves. Medium-bodied, it has wonderful concentration of berry and spice flavors, crisp, seamless acid, medium-firm grainy tannins and a long finish with lingering notes of anise and menthol. Drink this one 2014 to 2024.
Rating 94+, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (MAY/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Excellent mid to deep colour with bright purple tints on the rim. The result of a cooler year but Hunter reds are never really black in colour.
Strong lifted fruit aromas of red cherry and sweet earthy. As a young wine the oak (nearly all French) is up front with briar-like bramble characters and vanillin sweetness. This will settle into the wine with some bottle age.
The Hunter savouriness continues on the palate. Lively red fruit characters supported by fine grained tannins from both the fruit and oak. A long finish and seamless structure giving what the late Len Evans called ‘line and length’. Easily sits alongside the great fine structured Graveyard’s of the past three decades.
Osso bucco & oven roasted goat.