2013 Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz
Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Wonderful nose of red and blue berries with hints of smokey earth and licorice. On the palate, delicious, long, and lithe dark berry flavors along with echoes of licorice and spice.
97 JH; 94 ST
$107.99 as part of a mixed case.
12+ bottles available.
"Sound fruit and excellent ripeness. Typical mid density color meaning this is an elegant supple Graveyard Shiraz. The older, large format French oak integrates perfectly with sweetness and fine tannins. The fruit spectrum for Graveyard Shiraz is about red cherries and almost Pinot-like Campari notes. Medium bodied palate but with ripe tannins and a juicy acidity that will keep the wine in good stead for many years."
"All hand picked fruit and processing started with a four-day cold soak followed by a four to five-day fermentation. Three ton open fermenters were used enabling hand plunging twice per day. The wine was pressed off and run to oak and the malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine matured in 100% French oak (40% new) including 10% larger format (300L) puncheons. 13.5% alc."
"97 pts ... The leader of the Brokenwood pack, matured in French oak. Deep crimson-purple; you can see the size of the castle, but the drawbridge is up, and the moat very deep. There is only one thing to do: buy as much as you/your partner can afford, and don't return for at least 5, preferably 10, years. This has all the attributes of a great Graveyard, its balance (the key) and length unimpeachable."
"94 pts ... Opaque ruby. Sexy dark berry, violet pastille and incense aromas are lifted by peppery spice and mineral notes. Shows excellent focus and intensity on the palate, with the sweet boysenberry, violet pastille and cola flavors betraying no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins build slowly and steadily through a very long, floral finish, with the blue fruit note echoing emphatically. This wine shows surprising depth and power for its 13.5% alcohol."
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