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2013 Brokenwood Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Hunter Valley"

Winery: Brokenwood

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hunter Valley"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: Hunter Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $36

Cases produced: 175

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 4, 2017

Wine Review: This deep purple Aussie Shiraz opens with a blueberry and smoky oak like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a cedar influenced plum with notes of mild red currant, Dr. Pepper and faint hints of smoked beef in the background. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely. While this is not a complex wine, it is tasty and food friendly. I would pair it with barbecue brisket sliders. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Lifted fresh red fruit and spice characters. The colour still a vibrant deep red. Lovely savory, red cherry flavors and fine grained tannin from the perfectly ripe fruit and French oak. The oak takes a background seat due to the use of puncheons and mostly older oak. This is a fine Hunter Valley Shiraz.

Organic status: not organic

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