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Brokenwood Shiraz Hunter Valley 2002

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Consistency best sums up this special vineyard and the 2002 wine is the 10th release. The initial feature is the dense black/dark red cherry colour. Maturation was in predominantly American oak (coopered in the Napa Valley) and the distinctive vanillin lift compliments the ripe dark berry and mocha chocolate aromas of McLaren Vale Shiraz. A full bodied mouthfeel. Good viscosity and long flavours of plum, vanillin and charry notes. An excellent finish and although these wines can be consumed in their youth, they do develop into rich, chocolate/earth McLaren Vale mature reds. The palate has strong ‘turkish delight’ characters balanced by subtle oak and grape tannins.

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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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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Deep dark color. The nose reveals graphite, blackberry & black cherry. The palate has some wonderful silkiness, blackberry, some blueberries, tar, and anise. Silky tannins and an admirable acid level. A medium bodied Shiraz with a slight metallic note on the finish. All in all a very nice Shiraz, full of character and value. Well worth the $20 I paid.


External Reviews for Brokenwood Shiraz Hunter Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

The 2002 Shiraz Rayner was aged in 80% American and 20% French oak (new and one-year-old). It is a streamlined, tightly-knit, ruby/purple-hued effort displaying notes of blackberries, charcoal, dried herbs, sweet cherries, and hints of figs and vanillin. More opulent in the mouth than its bouquet suggests, it offers attractive, well-defined flavors in a medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic style. It should age nicely for 7-8 years. ** Only 12 in stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

An outstanding offering, the 2002 Shiraz Wade Block 2 (all from McLaren Vale) spent 20 months in French and American wood prior to bottling. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of peppery blackberries, licorice, and damp earth. Ripe, chewy, elegant, and pure, with a seamless personality, it will drink well for 8-12 years. ** Only 10 in stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 90 Points



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Consistency best sums up this special vineyard and the 2002 wine is the 10th release. The initial feature is the dense black/dark red cherry colour. Maturation was in predominantly American oak (coopered in the Napa Valley) and the distinctive vanillin lift compliments the ripe dark berry and mocha chocolate aromas of McLaren Vale Shiraz. A full bodied mouthfeel. Good viscosity and long flavours of plum, vanillin and charry notes. An excellent finish and although these wines can be consumed in their youth, they do develop into rich, chocolate/earth McLaren Vale mature reds. The palate has strong ‘turkish delight’ characters balanced by subtle oak and grape tannins.

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