Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red 2005

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International Wine Cellar Review Rated 88 Deep red. Spicy, brisk red berry and cherry aromas gain depth and power with air, taking a turn toward blackberry and cherry preserves. Silky tannins add grip to the youthful, slightly primary cherry and blackberry flavors, and dusty minerals give the wine a slight tangy edge. Finishes clean, with lingering sweetness. Wine Tasting Notes Aromas of red cherry, spice and earth. A mid-weight palate with some Cabernet Sauvignon cedar up front which leads to soft Shiraz richness. Some vanillin on both the nose and palate appears from the older American and French oak influence.

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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
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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red

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Snooth User: Dan Bishop
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0.00 5
03/28/2009

Bought this wine at a 2 for 1 sale and had it last night with Pizza. I enjoyed the smooth character and found that after about 1 hour it opened up to reveal some fragrant blueberry notes that were not apparent early on. Good casual wine


External Reviews for Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

International Wine Cellar ReviewRated 88Deep red. Spicy, brisk red berry and cherry aromas gain depth and power with air, taking a turn toward blackberry and cherry preserves. Silky tannins add grip to the youthful, slightly primary cherry and blackberry flavors, and dusty minerals give the wine a slight tangy edge. Finishes clean, with lingering sweetness.Wine Tasting NotesAromas of red cherry, spice and earth. A mid-weight palate with some Cabernet Sauvignon cedar up front which leads to soft Shiraz richness. Some vanillin on both the nose and palate appears from the older American and French oak influence.



International Wine Cellar Review Rated 88 Deep red. Spicy, brisk red berry and cherry aromas gain depth and power with air, taking a turn toward blackberry and cherry preserves. Silky tannins add grip to the youthful, slightly primary cherry and blackberry flavors, and dusty minerals give the wine a slight tangy edge. Finishes clean, with lingering sweetness. Wine Tasting Notes Aromas of red cherry, spice and earth. A mid-weight palate with some Cabernet Sauvignon cedar up front which leads to soft Shiraz richness. Some vanillin on both the nose and palate appears from the older American and French oak influence.

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