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2017 Brokenwood Hunter Shiraz 375ml

2017 Brokenwood Hunter Shiraz 375ml

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$179.94 (Case 6 x 375ml)

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  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 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
  • 99 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    One of Australia's icon wines, the vines 49yo. The decision not to use any new French oak, and to limit the alcohol to 13.5% has resulted in a wine with a unique sense of place. It is also superbly balanced, dark fruits married to superfine tannins, another feature of a classic medium-bodied Hunter shiraz. I'm sure that Maurice O'Shea would approve of these wines.

    97 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    An exceptional and warm vintage has delivered a mighty Graveyard with a super complex nose that offers rich dark plums and berries with a wealth of rich, meaty black olives and assertive tannins. The red-plum flavors thread long through polished, clear-cut tannins. First release since 2014. Complex. Best from 2025. Screw cap.

    95 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    Fragrant wine of pure-feeling fruit expression, just shy of medium weight, shaped with fine ribbons of tannin. Anise, kirsch and graphite mineral notes come to the fore. It’s a wine that feels sleek and spicy, silky and elegant, svelte and succulent, a touch of class, but with high drinkability in tow.

    95 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    This is a deep and pretty red with crushed blackberries, spices and dried flowers. Rose-petal undertones. Full-bodied yet tight and very integrated. Some smoke and tea undertones. Ripe fruit. Sliced meat, too. Drink now. Screw cap.

    95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    This may be the junior brother to Graveyard, but it's a brilliant one, with 25% new French oak, the grapes coming from the replanted vines on the Graveyard Vineyard. You have to work out whether you want six bottles of this or one bottle of Graveyard.

    87 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Good depth of red with a tint of purple. The bouquet is sweetly aromatic and complex, with some sweaty sulfides, but charming and full of raspberry, blackberry, spicy oak and other complexities, while the palate is full-bodied and full of tannin, which is just a bit extractive and a little bitter on the finish and aftertaste.

    87 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Good depth of red with a tint of purple. The bouquet is sweetly aromatic and complex, with some sweaty sulfides, but charming and full of raspberry, blackberry, spicy oak and other complexities, while the palate is full-bodied and full of tannin, which is just a bit extractive and a little bitter on the finish and aftertaste.