Lots of spice in the nose, smells like a big wine but is nice and balanced. Medium body with a nice small finish.
Great value white wine from Brokenwood (one of my new favs in Australia). Elegant and balanced, was easily the favourite wine at my July 4th BBQ.
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
Two and a half glasses
For $16, this is a great bottle of wine! Nice fruit and earth flavors, integrated with the tannins and acidity to make a tasty wine that is very easy to drink. Not a long-ager, but right now it is great right out of the bottle.
External Reviews for Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red
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.
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.