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2014 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

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The thing we love about Hunter Valley shiraz is their graceful, medium-bodied, earthy savoury nature, and this one from a sterling HV vintage is great! Aromas of dark berries, star anise spice, and toasted vanilla leap out of the glass, before the palate chimes in with red and black fruit flavours, spicy pepper and licorice, a solid line of tannins, and a tight, bright, red fruited finish. This has the legs to cellar for a few years. 

Winemaker's Notes

Lovely mid density colour, not light or black with purple hues. Dark cherry and now released as a young wine, some noticeable cherry oak notes on the aroma. Brokenwood had the luxury of being highly selective across all its barrels in 2014 and this wine has benefitted greatly from some declassified old vine Graveyard Shiraz in the blend. Full flavoured and slight Hunter Valley iodine characters and lots of ripe blackberry fruit. Sweet ripe tannins carry the flavour and bright acid finish. Again oak there but certainly fits the overall structure of the wine.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2014 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Shiraz

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Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Benchmark Hunter shiraz and classic Brokenwood: elegant, savoury and definitively medium-bodied, this is the yardstick by which all Hunter shiraz should be compared. Structure leads before fruit, textural, finely ground and mouthfilling, underlined by vibrant acidity that promises long-term potential. Impressive fruit intensity and persistence of tight, black plum skin, liquorice and coal dust define a beautifully persistent and well-honed finish. 2013

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