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'It hardly needs be said this is a great Graveyard, shortlisted for Wine of the Year.'
98 Points - James Halliday
The Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz was named after original plans for the site which was to be a cemetery within Pokolbin, however it was never used as such. The first single vineyard selection for the Graveyard Vineyard was in 1983. Originally planted with Shiraz and Cabernet, the heavy clay soil resulted in vintages of low yield but with extraordinary concentration of flavour in the berries, providing a distinctive and premium wine style.
The intensely perfumed, sumptuous and seductive Brokenwood Graveyard articulates the very best of Hunter Shiraz. It is arguably the Hunter Valley's greatest red wine of the contemporary era. The east-facing Graveyard vineyard, first planted out in 1968, was once earmarked in 1882 as the Pokolbin cemetery but this did not eventuate. First made in 1983, Graveyard Shiraz is a meticulous classification selection of the best parcels, mostly from the oldest plantings. After vinification in open-top stainless steel vats, it finishes fermentation in barrel. Maturation takes place in a combination of French and American oak barriques for a period of around 14 months. Young elemental Graveyard typically shows ginger bread, blackberry aniseed fruit, plenty of savoury oak and floral/herb garden notes. The opulent gamey/French polish characters develop with time bringing a rich palimpsest of aromas and flavours.
Heralded as one of the best vintages of Graveyard Shiraz in decades. Perfect bright mid density color with purple tints just adding to the appeal. The use of seasoned, large format oak has allowed the red spice Hunter Shiraz fruit to shine, maybe red pastille in character? The initial palate is very supple and complete; there are no 'edges' to the palate giving a lovely flow from start to finish. The importance of acidity can never be underestimated as this underpins the structure. It is a juicy acidity and in complete harmony with the ripe tannins and perfectly balanced oak.
'It hardly needs be said this is a great Graveyard, shortlisted for Wine of the Year. It is full-bodied, with intense intersections and trails of black fruits, earth, leather, spice, oak and ripe tannins running in all directions. Its magic is that it remains coherent, with its line (or focus) never compromised. Drink to 2054.'
98 Points - James Halliday
'The bouquet is a blend of smoky, charcoal Hunter regional nuances and spices, with charcuterie touches. It's very full-bodied, savoury and complex, richly concentrated and the tannins are ample and soft. A savoury, profound wine with smooth but subtly drying tannins throughout the palate and aftertaste. Great length and harmony. A stand-out Graveyard vintage.'
98 Points - Huon Hooke
'A really focused nose with deep black cherry and blackberry fruits in abundance, super pure, the oak adds bright spicy appeal. The palate has a sense of depth and focused concentration in a m id-weight frame that cuts to the core of Hunter Shiraz, tannins are juicy and ripe, really sweeping, gathers pace and builds smoothly as it goes. Great wine. Best from 2020.'
97 Points - James Suckling
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