Brokenwood Shiraz 2015 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale/Hunter/ Wrattonbully

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RRP $36

$26.99 per Bottle
$323.88 per pack

Overview

The McLaren Vale fruit makes up nearly 50% of this wine. A vintage characterised by a dry winter/spring in 2014 followed by a cool January and a very hot February. This produced slightly lower yields and a compressed picking cycle of just 7 weeks. In contrast, Beechworth had a cold wet winter, then a warm summer resulting in an early and quick harvest. Overall quality was very high. Shiraz from a cool wet year in the Hunter Valley adds spice and soft tannins.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with lamb, veal and pasta dishes.

Drink

Enjoy now or over the next 5 to 10 years.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rated 94 points by James Halliday

Winery Tasting Notes

A slightly deeper colour than the previous vintages due to an excellent McLaren Vale harvest. Lifted brown spice aromas and background char from the oak maturation. The palate has an abundance of black fruit pastille and forest notes. A touch riper as well but certainly not over the top. Ripe dusty tannins that will see this wine in good stead over the next 10 years or so.

Food Pairing

Lamb, veal and pasta.

Drink

Enjoy now or over the next 5-10 years.

Vintage
2015
Region
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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