Brokenwood Shiraz 2011 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA/Hunter Valley, NSW.

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Some would say that the change in weather fortunes (between the Hunter Valley and southern regions) for the 2011 vintage was overdue but then we copped the 2012 Hunter vintage. It not only put us in our place but added some on top. Brokenwood sources all its fruit from the Blewitt Springs/McLaren Flat end of McLaren Vale. This area did fair better in 2011.

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Expert Reviews

Matured in French and American oak for 18 months; this is the opposite play to the '12 Quail from the same regions - there it was McLaren Vale helping the Hunter Valley component, here a very good Hunter Valley vintage supports the lesser McLaren Vale vintage. The colour is vivid purple, and the bouquet signals the intense and powerful dark fruit spectrum of the medium to full-bodied palate. A third of the price of Quail, and a cellaring super-special. Rating 95 - Drink by 2051, James Halliday, (MAR/2013)

Deep ruby. Musky blackberry, cherry pit and underbrush on the nose, with a subtle floral quality gaining strength with air. Youthful cherry and dark berry compote flavours are initially wound up but slowly flesh out, gaining sweetness and a smoky mocha quality. Finishes with peppery spice and cherry flavours and very good, sweet persistence. Rating 90 - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Winery Tasting Notes


Even though an excellent Hunter vintage, Hunter Shiraz does not get huge colour density. In fact everything about this wine is medium bodied. Some purple edges evident and quite floral/rose petal aromas.


The palate has lovely weight and fruit spice flavours. The blend could almost be reversed such is the savoury nature of the Hunter Shiraz. Low oak impact and ripe tannins for a great finish.


Lamb, veal and pasta.


Enjoy now or over the next 5-10 years.

AUS - Multi-regional
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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