Brokenwood `Wade Block 2 Vineyard` Shiraz 2011 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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Overview

The eleventh bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is approximately 15 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.

A fantastic quality wine despite a more challenging vintage, mainly thanks to the diligence of the growers.

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

Expert Reviews

Small wonder that Brokenwood didn't hesitate to release this wine despite the very wet and cool '11 vintage. Chilled must was sent by tanker to the Hunter Valley for fermentation, then maturation in 80% French (new and used) and 20% American oak. The brightness of colour and flavour made you wonder whether some Hunter shiraz may have been added (perfectly legally up to 15%); black cherry encased in chocolate, in turn in oak. James Halliday, Rating 94, 2nd September 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant, youthful colour; medium density and lovely purple tints.

Aroma

Being a cooler year the aromas are more on the spice cherry side than ripe and opulent.

Palate

The alcohol is still 14%. Medium weight palate and again spice and savoury edges. The tell-tale McLaren Vale jube fruit is there along with background oak.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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