1997 Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Merlot Cabernet Shiraz

Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
$17. 95
$215.4 Dozen
Closure: Cork

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Opaque crimson mauve colour. Aromas of vanilla and spiced plum with a hint of confectionary and cedar. Intense blackberry, liquorice and spice palate flavours - good weight and the ripe fruit flavours are well supported by a fine grained, firm tannin structure followed by a long liquorice, inky, plum aftertaste. A youthful red, that needs at least 3 years cellaring.

RETASTED 09/04/1999: Brokenwood consistently produce an excellent collection of red and white wines, both as regional and multi regional blends. Made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Bright crimson colour with mauve edges. Medium weight. Mulberry, liquorice, spice and stewed plum aromas with a slightly earthy end note. The palate has excellent depth and persistence of flavour with peppery plum and spice flavours dominant. Good balance, fine grained tannins, followed by long spice, blackcurrant and plum aftertaste. Cellar 3-5 years. A very well made multi regional blend.