Brokenwood Shiraz / 2021 / 375mL
The Brokewnood Shiraz is of medium density colour but still vibrant with purple hues. The result of a cooler year and Hunter reds in general are never big and black in colour. Very good lifted red cherry/red earth fruit aromas and some vanillin oak. A perfect supple, medium bodied palate. Savoury notes and red fruits. The tannins are soft but sufficient to give length and drive to the palate. The oak is a touch forward (not long after bottling) but will settle and there is enough fruit to match it. Under screw cap this wine will stay fresh and youthful for some time, with developed characters evolving more slowly, as opposed to softening due to variable levels of oxidation under cork.