Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red
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- The Cricket Pitch has become one of Brokenwood’s most iconic labels showing not just multi-varieties but multi-regions in the mix. This is a BYO wine that works well with a variety of cuisines; anything from robust seafood, to pasta and gourmet sausages. It’s crammed with cherry and berry fruit, some vanillin oak and a soft accessible palate that’s balanced and full of flavour. 70
Appearance: A medium to full bodied colour and density.
Nose: Aromas of red cherry, spice and earthy edges.
Palate: 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.
Food: Rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
Cellaring: 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.
Grape Variety: Cabernet, Merlot & Shiraz.
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says:“Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says:“
It's a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz, and the charms of this 2007 release are immediately obvious. It's a mood thing, but most of the time we don't like wines that shout at us - we'd rather have a friendly conversation with them. This wine never raises its voice. It has medium-weight, curranty flavours with enough chocolatey oak to make it slip down smoothly. Right in the groove.The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says:“
Light to medium-bodied; tangy, savoury/spicy with a touch of oak sweetness; easy style.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says:“
Light to medium red-purple; the light bouquet has aromas of leaf, earth and red berry, but the palate is rather sweeter and richer than the bouquet suggests, with blackcurrant and a touch of chocolate.Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says:“
Medium red-purple; the bouquet offers aromas of leaf, mint and earth which are slightly astringent, but the palate is much better, with a mix of almost essencey cherry, chocolate and vanilla oak flavours.Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says:“
Medium red-purple; the clean and smooth bouquet shows ripe sweet fruit of medium intensity with well-balanced and integrated oak. The palate is clean and well balanced, with lively red berry and mint fruit, subtle oak and fine tannins.Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998