Brokenwood Shiraz 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW.

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Overview

A perfect supple, medium bodied palate. Savoury notes and red fruits. The tannins are soft but sufficient to give length and drive to the palate. The oak is a touch forward (not long after bottling) but will settle and there is enough fruit to match it.

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

Expert Reviews

Positive, bright crimson; right in the mainstream of modern - or retro-modern - medium-bodied Hunter Valley shiraz, with gentle earth and leather regional markers folded into dark berry and plum fruit plus a garnish of fine, savoury tannins. Drink to 2029 Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (NOV/2010)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Shiraz presents an abundance of wonderfully forward aromas: ripe blackberry, fresh blueberries, cassia, nutmeg, cloves, anise and a whiff of menthol. Medium-bodied and crisp in the mouth it has taut, muscular fruit with medium-firm grainy tannins and a long finish. Approachable now, I’d really like to give the palate at least another year in bottle and drink it 2012 to 2017+. Rating 91+, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com #194 (MAY/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium density colour but still vibrant with purple hues.

Aroma

The result of a cooler year and Hunter reds in general are never big and black in colour. Very good lifted red cherry/red earth fruit aromas and some vanillin oak.

Palate

A perfect supple, medium bodied palate. Savoury notes and red fruits. The tannins are soft but sufficient to give length and drive to the palate. The oak is a touch forward (not long after bottling) but will settle and there is enough fruit to match it.

Cellaring Potential

Under screw cap this wine will stay fresh and youthful for some time, with developed characters evolving more slowly, as opposed to softening due to variable levels of oxidation under cork.

Food Matching

Veal, duck and cheese.

Winemaking Note

Part vinomatic and part open top 2-4 tonne fermenters. The latter plunged two times per day. Perfect grapes do not need a lot of input and after 7 days pressed off, with malolactic fermentation conducted in tank. Oak maturation was in American barriques for 14 months.

While the basis of the HV Shiraz is the clonal Shiraz in the Graveyard (planted in the 1990s) this wine gets a bonus in the form of barriques of Shiraz off the old vines that don’t quite make the icon Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz blend.

Vintage
2009
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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