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Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red 2000

External Review by CityWineCellar.com:

Earthy, gamy flavors pervade the fruit in this otherwise solid red. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Drink now. 800 cases imported. Mid density colour with purple edges. Aromas of red cherry, spice and earthy edges. Mid weight palate with some Cabernet Sauvignon cedar up front that leads to soft Shiraz richness. The oak regime is mainly older American and French so limited impact although some vanillin on both nose and palate with a long sweet finish. A drink now style that will further soften with medium term bottle maturation. Excellent fruit flavours and balance being the features that will be maintained under the screw cap packaging.

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Brokenwood:
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 a... Read more
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. Enjoy this virtual introduction via our website or call in and enjoy our wines and Hunter Valley hospitality in person. Read less

External Reviews for Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Earthy, gamy flavors pervade the fruit in this otherwise solid red. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Drink now. 800 cases imported. Mid density colour with purple edges. Aromas of red cherry, spice and earthy edges. Mid weight palate with some Cabernet Sauvignon cedar up front that leads to soft Shiraz richness. The oak regime is mainly older American and French so limited impact although some vanillin on both nose and palate with a long sweet finish. A drink now style that will further soften with medium term bottle maturation. Excellent fruit flavours and balance being the features that will be maintained under the screw cap packaging.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Earthy, gamy flavors pervade the fruit in this otherwise solid red. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Drink now. 800 cases imported.Mid density colour with purple ed




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