Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to not only an iconic vineyard with the Graveyard Vineyard but to the preservation of a wine fraternity that proudly has as its mission statement, 'to make great wine and have fun.' The Hunter Valley is renowned for its dry table wines of Semillon and Shiraz. Brokenwood's production of these is further supported by premium grapes sources 'from all the right regions for all the right reasons' such as Orange, Beechworth and McLaren Vale.
It’s juicy and bright, succulent in texture, a zing of disolved aspirin in water, lemon juice and green apple are the flavours. I’m looking for it, of course, and there’s a touch of smoky-ashy stuff in the finish, but the general gist is freshness and vibrancy, with ‘delicious drinking’ as the takeaway message. Joyful stuff. Tasted: Nov 20; Alcohol: 11%; Price: $27; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2022; Rated: 92 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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