Brokenwood `Wade Block 2 Vineyard` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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Overview

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

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep garnet; mocha positively jumps out of the glass with blackberry peering out from behind its coat tails; the palate offers a mass of sweet dark fruit, travelling alongside a refreshing core of mineral, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very appealing deep colour and youthful tints.

Aroma

Lots of Turkish delight and even some savoury briarpepperiness.

Palate

Oak adds some sweetness but well integrated. Palate is rich, long and finishes with fine tannins. Up front flavours are in the raspberry spectrum and vanillin from the oak. Finish is dry and lingering. Excellent vibrant Shiraz to enjoy in its youth or allow to mature for further complexity.

Food Matching

Slow roasted beef cheek.

Cellaring

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

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.4%

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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