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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2006
Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 97593)
screw cap wine
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $99.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Graveyard Shiraz with its fragrant dark cherry, clove and sweet earth aromas combine with mocha and plum to create a beautiful, concentrated bouquet. Black currants, pepper and vanilla flavors are backed by fine tannins and a dry, cedar edge. Notes of dark chocolate, black pepper, and savory oak appear on the long, elegant finish. This wine will benefit from time in the cellar, evolving in complexity and fruit depth.
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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.