Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red 2009

Member Review by John Andrews:

Lots of spice in the nose, smells like a big wine but is nice and balanced. Medium body with a nice small finish.

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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

Member Reviews for Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/07/2010

Lots of spice in the nose, smells like a big wine but is nice and balanced. Medium body with a nice small finish.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/07/2010

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.


Snooth User: Dan Bishop
1545018
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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


Snooth User: matteohickey
2823316
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/13/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: RachelNYC
46023469
2.50 5
Vintage: 2003 10/22/2008

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 04/11/2009

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.


Snooth User: chateaupookie
87438922
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/28/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Brokenwood Red Blend Cricket Pitch Red

External Review
Vintage: 2005 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.


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Vintage: 2000 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
Vintage: 2000 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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