Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz 2017 ~ Hunter Valley, Australia
92/100 James Halliday
The Winefront ~ "It’s grown on the Graveyard vineyard; it’s essentially a “declassified Graveyard Shiraz”. It sees all-French oak, of course."
This wine consistently achieves outstanding results across previous vintages.
95/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2014 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2011 vintage)
The Winemaker ~ "Lifted red cherry aromas and earthy notes. The charry oak is part of the nose but in the background. Quite a rich, flavoursome palate of fine tannins and maraschino cherry notes, not unexpected as this wine is mostly from the 1968 old vines. Balanced and appealing for early to medium drinking."
James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of a diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."
Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday. Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.