Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Red 2006

Red Blends from Australia

Item No. 104773
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • ST88
  • 2007
  • W&S88

Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Cricket Pitch Red displays aromas of red cherry, spice and erathy edges. Mid weight palate with some Cabernet Sauvignon cedar up front that leads to soft merlot richness. The oak regime is mainly older American adn French so limited impact although some vanillin on both nose and palate with a long sweet finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep red. Spicy, brisk red berry and cherry aromas gain depth and power with air, taking a turn toward blackberry and cherry preserves. Silky tannins add grip to the youthful, slightly primary cherry and blackberry flavors, and dusty minerals give the wine a slight tangy edge. Finishes clean, with lingering sweetness."
88 Points

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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...

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