Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz - Hunter Valley, Australia
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Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz - Hunter Valley, Australia
Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz - Hunter Valley, Australia
Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz - Hunter Valley, Australia
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Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz - Hunter Valley, Australia
Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz - Hunter Valley, Australia

Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz 2019 - Hunter Valley, Australia

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95/100 Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion
95/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
95/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
95/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
94/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
97/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2017 vintage)
95/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
93/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)

5-star winery James Halliday

Top Rated Shiraz of the Year 2024 - Halliday Wine Companion

Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion "Almost a continuum of Graveyard, on a similarly exposed east-facing slope. A warm year, accentuating the burly tannins of the block. Violet, sarsaparilla, the fecund sweet earth of the Hunter and a flood of dark cherry and licorice strap across the long, firm finish. A powerful brood to this."

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Really bright, fresh and vibrant in the glass. Lifted and layered aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, mocha, earth, anise and sweet spices. Mid-weight on the palate, there's a lovely vibrancy and snappiness to the flavours, bluberry, cherry, cola, licorice and white pepper. Tannins are firm, textured and drying and bring a complex savouriness to the finish."

James Suckling "A very classically styled, intense and polished shiraz from this single parcel. It has an almost flinty, coal-smoky nose with red and dark berries, as well as baked terra cotta. The palate has a clear, central core of red berries and plums with fine, long tannins holding a long, pure and fresh finish." (2018 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep purple/red colour. Deep, brooding, slightly closed bouquet; very regional Hunter aromas though - lots of coaldust earthiness. Elegant, but still full-bodied palate, solid and needing time to build more detail. Big structure, long-term, needs ages. A real sleeper." (2017 vintage)

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion "Tallawanta is one of the most revered vineyards in the Hunter Valley, but you have to work your way into the wine. Its colour is bright but not deep, the bouquet more than adequate, the flavours soaring as the wine enters the mouth. The fruit cadences are primarily red, and vibrantly fresh. Superb wine." (2017 vintage)

James Suckling "The aromas and flavors are so wonderful here with crushed cherries, Spanish cedar and tobacco. Red fruit. Medium to full body. Tangy acidity with orange-peel undertones." (2017 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Medium to deep red colour with a good tinge of purple. The bouquet is reserved and shy, with a mineral, ironstone quality. The wine is medium-bodied in the mouth with a generous background of tannins, which add a drying, earthy, mineral aspect. It's almost steely in its mineral, iron-filings taste. Lovely balance and texture, and it's already accessible. It will surely age superbly." (2017 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.

The Hunter Valley is the best-known and most highly prized wine region in New South Wales. It is known as the region where the Australian wine industry started. The valley's winemakers have pioneered two distinctive styles of wine (oaked Chardonnay and dry Semillon) and has retained a strong connection with both of them. The Hunter Valley's most famous wine style is its distinctive dry Semillon, made there since the 1870s. Hunter Valley Semillons are renowned for their ability to improve with age.

Alcohol: 14%

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.
95/100 Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion
95/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
95/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
95/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
94/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
97/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2017 vintage)
95/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
93/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)

5-star winery James Halliday

Top Rated Shiraz of the Year 2024 - Halliday Wine Companion

Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion "Almost a continuum of Graveyard, on a similarly exposed east-facing slope. A warm year, accentuating the burly tannins of the block. Violet, sarsaparilla, the fecund sweet earth of the Hunter and a flood of dark cherry and licorice strap across the long, firm finish. A powerful brood to this."

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Really bright, fresh and vibrant in the glass. Lifted and layered aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, mocha, earth, anise and sweet spices. Mid-weight on the palate, there's a lovely vibrancy and snappiness to the flavours, bluberry, cherry, cola, licorice and white pepper. Tannins are firm, textured and drying and bring a complex savouriness to the finish."

James Suckling "A very classically styled, intense and polished shiraz from this single parcel. It has an almost flinty, coal-smoky nose with red and dark berries, as well as baked terra cotta. The palate has a clear, central core of red berries and plums with fine, long tannins holding a long, pure and fresh finish." (2018 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep purple/red colour. Deep, brooding, slightly closed bouquet; very regional Hunter aromas though - lots of coaldust earthiness. Elegant, but still full-bodied palate, solid and needing time to build more detail. Big structure, long-term, needs ages. A real sleeper." (2017 vintage)

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion "Tallawanta is one of the most revered vineyards in the Hunter Valley, but you have to work your way into the wine. Its colour is bright but not deep, the bouquet more than adequate, the flavours soaring as the wine enters the mouth. The fruit cadences are primarily red, and vibrantly fresh. Superb wine." (2017 vintage)

James Suckling "The aromas and flavors are so wonderful here with crushed cherries, Spanish cedar and tobacco. Red fruit. Medium to full body. Tangy acidity with orange-peel undertones." (2017 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Medium to deep red colour with a good tinge of purple. The bouquet is reserved and shy, with a mineral, ironstone quality. The wine is medium-bodied in the mouth with a generous background of tannins, which add a drying, earthy, mineral aspect. It's almost steely in its mineral, iron-filings taste. Lovely balance and texture, and it's already accessible. It will surely age superbly." (2017 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.

The Hunter Valley is the best-known and most highly prized wine region in New South Wales. It is known as the region where the Australian wine industry started. The valley's winemakers have pioneered two distinctive styles of wine (oaked Chardonnay and dry Semillon) and has retained a strong connection with both of them. The Hunter Valley's most famous wine style is its distinctive dry Semillon, made there since the 1870s. Hunter Valley Semillons are renowned for their ability to improve with age.

Alcohol: 14%

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.