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Brokenwood Cabernet Blend

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Brokenwood Cabernet Blend

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Well made and mannered cabernet for the medium term. Sweet, youthful, estery aromas of cassis, raspberries and fresh cedar/vanilla oak have a perfume of violets and red flowers. Medium to full-bodied, it's smooth, juicy and elegant, with dark, brightly lit fruit and creamy chocolate/ vanilla oak underpinned by fine, silky tannins, finishing with a faint dustiness and a fresh acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
91
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Firm, well made and ageworthy, with a fragrance of violets and cassis, blood plums and cedar/chocolate oak backed by a hit of dried herbs. Full to medium-bodied, with a pleasing length of slightly jammy blackcurrant, raspberry and plums flavours, it's framed by a fine, drying astringency.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
91
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Floral and earthy, with sweet, juicy flavours of small black and red berries backed by cedar/vanilla oak and underlying notes of currants and dried herbs, this smooth, vibrant and spirity young cabernet blend is underpinned by a fine, dusty spine of coarse linen tannins. It builds in weight and intensity towards the finish, becoming richly flavoured and sumptuously textured, but does reveal a warm, spirity presence of excessive alcohol.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
89
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Finely crafted and harmonious, with restrained but lively flavours of small red berries, redcurrants, blackberries and dark plums tightly knit with cedar/vanilla oak and a fine, crunchy spine of bony tannins. It's floral and perfumed, with undertones of dried herbs and a creamy cushion of dark chocolate flavour. Supple and restrained, it's delightfully balanced and harmonious.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
92
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Lightly smoky and earthy aromas of sweet red plums, berries and undertones of menthol precede a firm and sinewy palate whose slightly stewed expression of plums, red cherries, redcurrants and cranberries finishes flat and stale, framed by a drying astringency Given that two of the three wine regions (Beechworth and King Valley) that contributed to this blend were to some extent affected by bushfires, the presence of ashtray-like smoke taint does not come as a surprise.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
83
Jeremy Oliver (2000 Vintage) says
Elegant, fine-grained and savoury wine whose meaty, musky perfume of violets and plums does suggest some slightly cooked fruit. Smooth and supple, restrained but moderately full palate presents vibrant expression of cassis and plum flavour overlying a gravelly spine of fine, bony tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89

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