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2016 Brokenwood Shiraz

2016 Brokenwood Shiraz

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$323.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    A perfect mid-density colour with light purple tints. Red fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry. Dusty hints and vanillin oak compliment the pastille fruit flavours. Fine ripe tannins and lovely acidity carry through to a clean, long finish.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Located in the foothills of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Ranges, Brokenwood was originally zoned as a cricket ground for the local community before being acquired by three self-professed weekend winemakers in 1970. Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday were Sydney-based solicitors looking for somewhere to pursue a wine hobby when they established Brokenwood, the first vintage of which was picked in 1973. The famed ‘Graveyard Vineyard’ was the vacant lot next door, named so because council planners originally designated it (but never utilised it), as a cemetery. So it too was acquired by Brokenwood in 1978 and remains the sole source of grapes for the label’s flagship Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. In 1982 Brokenwood expanded into white wine which coincided with the arrival of Chief Winemaker Iain Riggs. To this day, white wine continues to be a large part of Brokenwood's total production. From its humble beginnings, Brokenwood has grown to be an internationally recognised wine brand, with the flagship wines - Graveyard Shiraz and the ILR Semillon - being highly sought after each vintage. They have also expanded their vineyard holdings, with sites in Beechworth and McLaren Vale, as well as their traditional Hunter vineyards.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Medium to deep red colour with the faintest of purple tints. The bouquet is talcum powdery and rather closed, but with airing it shows some of the typical Hunter coal-dust, earthy aromas. Spice and pepper as well. It initially seems quite lean and sinewy in the mouth; intense, with obvious acidity, and a smoky graphite note. It needed airing and coaxing, and blossomed after a few hours. Unless you're cellaring it, which is advised, decanting is recommended.

    95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Medium to deep red colour with the faintest of purple tints. The bouquet is talcum powdery and rather closed, but with airing it shows some of the typical Hunter coal-dust, earthy aromas. Spice and pepper as well. It initially seems quite lean and sinewy in the mouth; intense, with obvious acidity, and a smoky graphite note. It needed airing and coaxing, and blossomed after a few hours. Unless you're cellaring it, which is advised, decanting is recommended.

    95 POINTS

    TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    A medium-weight Hunter shiraz, with intense red fruit supported by firm tannin and lively acidity. Shy on opening but with air it uncoils revealing a savoury vein and gentle spice. It is a youthful wine with good proportions and I expect it to age gracefully in the mid-term

    ALISTAIR COOPER MW - JANCIS ROBINSON


    Rubbery nose (hallmark Hunter) with sweet plum and prune. Savoury peppery notes are joined by rubber and leather with sweet cherry on the palate. Soft tannins and a moderate finish. Score: 15.5/20