Wine Region: Hunter Valley, Australia
Vibrant youthful colour on release as a two year old wine. Medium density and lovely purple tints. Aromas of dark cherry through to dark chocolate with a slight mint background. The oak, all French, is there as a vanillin note. These follow through to the mid weight palate. Flavours of red spice, ginger and five spice, typical of Christmas cake are also on the palate. Dusty ripe tannins add to the complexity and balance the ripe fruit nicely. Beautiful drink as a youngster but will also age for a long time.
James Halliday 94 pts - It's a strange day when a wine with this intensity of flavour and structure says drink me before my Hunter Valley brethren, although it's a tight call. Savoury, earthy blackberry fruit has a substrate of licorice and 70% cacao chocolate.
About the Winery
Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.