Brokenwood `Wade Block 2 Vineyard` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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Overview

The thirteenth bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is nearing 20 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. With McLaren Vale being true Mediterranean/maritime in climate, no surprises that the region was rain free from December 2012 onwards. The summer was officially recognised as the hottest in Australia since records began. As such, no disease pressure and a very short harvest period with the bulk of fruit picked by early March. Our decision to pick a bit earlier has paid off with this wine having vibrant sweet fruit and balance. This 2013 Wade Block 2 was awarded the trophy for Best McLaren Vale red, not yet commercially available, at the 2014 McLaren Vale Wine Show.

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

Expert Reviews

95 Points - Australian Wine Companion 2016

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep colour and at 4 years of age, still has purple tints.

Aroma

Ripe, dark fruit aromas of McLaren Vale and char/chocolate as well. An excellent combination of fruit and oak sweetness.

Palate

Christmas cake flavours abound on the palate and with the alcohol over 14% it’s not out of balance, giving a rich mouth feel. Black jube fruit flavours, some liquorice and smokey oak. Dusty tannins on the finish that will further integrate through.

Food Matching

Pairs well with beef dishes.

Drink

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

Medals & Trophies

Trophy - Best McLaren Vale Pre-Release, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2014

Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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