Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard 2015 , Hunter Valley, Australia
97/100 James Halliday
94/100 The Winefront
5-star winery James Halliday
James Halliday "...It's earthy/savoury/leathery flavours pure Hunter Valley terroir."
The Winefront "Exceptional length and inward concentration. Some generosity for Hunter Valley classic shiraz, but the acid and tannin finds a good balance. Long-tail of red fruits and acid to finish. Time to burn. Great stuff here...Savoury, dusty scents, red currants, dried strawberry, cranberry. Just medium weight, ribbed with fine tannins, savoury dried red berry fruit, a dusty, firm yet lovely finish. "
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.