Brokenwood Verona Vineyard Shiraz 2014

In fair Verona we lay our…well, vines in this case. The Verona vineyard is just over the road from the legendary Graveyard vineyard. Originally planted from old cuttings of several vineyards in 1968, Brokenwood have been the custodians for 15 years. This the 4th bottling of Verona as a single vineyard wine and whilst the Bard’s play may be classic, and so was vintage 2014. Bugger all weather concerns, a fruit looked great when it came in. A stellar release from a stellar vintage.

Brokenwood Verona Vineyard Shiraz, Hunter Valley, 2014

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100% old French oak gives soft cuddly lift to pretty dark fruits, nutmeg, ripe plum conserve, fresh leather savoury and a memory of brewed tea.  Mouth filling, powerful bittersweet tarry core with peppery spice, Turkish coffee and licorice. Tannins are almost elastic, managing to contort and coil effortlessly into the right position around the plum and blackcurrant pastille fruit. Has the potential for many years in the cellar,  but the dark fruit and tannin will also reward a slow roasted lamb shoulder, a better pairing than 2 star crossed lovers.

RRP $90
Alc: 14%

Wine sample courtesy of Brokenwood

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