Brokenwood Shiraz 2011 (12 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW.

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RRP $45

$34.99 per Bottle
$419.88 per case
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The 2010 calendar year ended at just over 900mm, with the wettest month being November at 156mm. The valley experienced a cool, dry December and January 2011 followed suit with only one day above 40C on the 2nd January.

Further hot weather struck around Australia Day and there was some leaf burn. In a bizarre twist, the Hunter Valley was irrigating madly while most of Australia was under water. Red harvest commenced on the 2nd of February and was complete on the 6th of the same month.

NSW - Hunter Valley
New South Wales

Winery Tasting Notes


Excellent medium density colour.


Even though 2011 was a warm dry year here in the Hunter, our red wines remain soft and supple. The palate has savoury spicy Shiraz flavours and at this stage as a young wine the vanillin oak is evident. We know that with bottle age the oak component adds to bottle age complexity. Ripe fruit tannins and the balance of fruit and oak means that this will age for many years.

Food Matching

Veal, duck and cheese.


Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.

NSW - Hunter Valley
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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