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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Brokenwood Beechworth Pinot Noir 2008
Brokenwood Beechworth Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 104963)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Brokenwood Pinot Noir is a mid-weight Pinot Noir. Good depth of color and youthful purple tints are evident. Great complexity to the aromas. Lifted red cherry over sweet earthy savory characters with a touch of oak sweetness. The balance is aided by ripe tannins giving a lingering finish. The will mature further, although enjoyable as a fresh, zippy young Pinot Noir.
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About Brokenwood:

Although based in Hunter Valley, Brokenwood’s practice of multi-district blending has been a major part of the company's philosophy since fruit from other regions was first sought in 1978. This unique approach and the resulting quality wines have cemented Brokenwood's place as one of Australia's most revered and consistent labels.

Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia's most reputable wine labels. Brokenwood was established by a trio of Sydney-based solicitors who then paid a record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The original block, initially planned as a cricket round for the local community, was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and later Shiraz. The first vintage picked in 1973 yielded plenty of praise and a loyal following that eventually led to increased production and the creation of a new winery just two years later.

Growth was steady until 1978 when six new partners joined allowing for the purchase of the Graveyard Vineyard the vineyard that produces the winery's flagship wine. When in 1982 Brokenwood decided to diversify into white wines, they appointed Iain Riggs as winemaker and managing director. Just a year after diversifying into white wine production, Brokenwood's output was 70 percent white.