Brokenwood `Graveyard Vineyard` Shiraz 2013 (3 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $200

$199.99 per Bottle
$599.97 per pack

Overview

Brokenwood's Ultimate Flagship Red Wine.

30 Years Crafting Graveyard Shiraz Vintage by Vintage.

Initially listed as 'Outstanding' on the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine, the Graveyard Shiraz has recently been elevated to the highest category 'Exceptional'. An incredible taste experience.

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

Expert Reviews

The leader of the Brokenwood pack, matured in French oak. Deep crimson-purple; you can see the size of the castle, but the drawbridge is up, and the moat very deep. There is only one thing to do: buy as much as you/your partner can afford, and don't return for at least 5, preferably 10, years. This has all the attributes of a great Graveyard, its balance (the key) and length unimpeachable. Rating 97 - Drink by 2053, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Typical mid density colour meaning this is an elegant supple Graveyard Shiraz.

Aroma

The fruit spectrum for Graveyard Shiraz is about red cherries and almost Pinot-like Campari notes.

Palate

The older, large format French oak integrates perfectly with sweetness and fine tannins. Medium bodied palate but with ripe tannins and a juicy acidity that will keep the wine in good stead for many years.

Food Matching

Osso bucco or slow roasted lamb shoulder.

Cellaring

Drinking well now, but will continue to age well with long term cellaring.

Vintage
2013
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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