2011 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.

94+ WA; 97 JH; 93 ST

2011 Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz


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Winemaker's Notes
"Typical Hunter Valley dry red color with mid density and young red tints, the standard for this wine as it is never 'dense black'. Bran meal/vanilla oak is evident with sufficient fruit to balance. Fruit characters are in the red savory spectrum, almost cherry compote. These follow on to the medium bodied palate with plenty of sweet fruit."

Technical Notes
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 eighteen months in 100% French oak (40% new) including 10% larger format (300L) puncheons. 13% alc."
James Halliday
"97 pts ... Clear purple-crimson; as ever, an imperious wine, its power so relaxed you might walk by without stopping to gawk; blackberry, licorice and leather are sheathed in quality oak, the tannins exceptionally fine, but perfectly balanced; '11 was a very good Hunter vintage. Drink to 2040."

Wine Advocate
"94+ pts ... Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Graveyard Shiraz exudes aromas of freshly crushed blackberries, red cherries and violets with hints of cedar, cinnamon stick, vanilla and Szechuan pepper.At just 13% alcohol this light to medium-bodied Shiraz offers a great intensity of flavor in a very elegant package that is supported by medium levels of finely-grained tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. It should age very well and drink 2015 to 2026+."

Stephen Tanzer
"93 pts ... Lurid purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of candied black and blue fruits, licorice, sandalwood and spicecake. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering intense blueberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of lavender pastille. Closes with impressive energy and focus, leaving smoke and dark fruit preserves on the palate."

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