Brokenwood Four Winds Canberra Shiraz 2014 ~ Hunter Valley, Australia
This is great……and here’s why!5-star winery James Halliday
James Halliday 94/100 (Vintage 2015)
James Halliday 95/100 (Vintage 2017)
Ned Goodwin 92/100 (Australian Wine Companion) (Vintage 2016)
James Halliday "Canberra region at its best, and given optimum handling in the winery to highlight the juicy black cherry, spice and licorice fruit. Medium-bodied, with great balance and length." (2017 vintage)
Ned Goodwin (Australian Wine Companion) "This and the Beechworth Cuvee are of the same brethren. This, though, is founded on a skein coffee grind tannins and brisk, transparent acidity. Less reductive. Suave. Purple florals and a skitter of flavour across the sappy length." (2016 vintage)
James Halliday "Full, bright crimson-purple; a full-bodied wine with its future already laid out as the tannins soften and all the spicy/peppery red and black cherry fruit escape the bonds that presently prevent communication are released." (2015 vintage)
James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next, there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."
Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday.
Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.