Brokenwood `Wade Block 2 Vineyard` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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The seventh bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is approximately ten years old, but planted with cuttings sourced from a very old local vineyard and own roots. Again, very distinctive and complex, and more than qualifies for the ‘Single Vineyard’ label.

McLaren Vale is one region that is noticing a change in climate with shorter vintages and earlier harvest dates. The area had excellent winter rainfall giving rise to an even budburst and then plenty of foliage. This was needed to combat the extreme heat that hit in early January. A challenge for growers but the good ones, and definitely including Derek Wade here, managed the water/heat and turned out some superb red grapes.

SA - McLaren Vale

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep purple/red and mid density in colour.


Savoury briar notes with a touch of pepper, with lush, McLaren Vale blackberry jube fruit. Integrated vanillin oak lift.


Seamless palate combining ripe tannins, dark berry/chocolate Shiraz fruit and perfect oak. Some ‘Turkish Delight’ sweet fruit at the start and this carries to an almost spicy after palate. A classic McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Food Matching



Drinking well now but will reward with medium to long term cellaring.

SA - McLaren Vale
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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