Brokenwood have long taken fruit from the quality Indigo Vineyard in Beechworth located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. This year is a welcome return to the label after not picking a berry in the devastating bushfire year of 2020, however the growing year also presented challenges by being a very wet one with the team handling disease pressures. Handpicked so as to make sure of sufficient quality fruit. Clones are 114, 115 and MV6.
Pigeon eye in hue. Biscuit/water cracker oak supporting dried strawberry and cherry flesh with clear, high toned bitter orange citrus and spiced crushed herb freshness. Silky tannins given a little grip from oak and spiced with whole bunch sappiness. Layered, long and lingering red fruits persist with gentleness rather than grunt thanks to the vintage. Fresh and clean through the finish. One for the medium rather than long term.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Brokenwood