Brokenwood – 2007 Rayner Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz

by Vu on July 18, 2011

Brokenwood Wines

Price: $75 Alcohol: 14% Variety: Shiraz Date Tasted: Jul 2011

My tasting notes and thoughts:

I was able to pick up sweet pepper and dark berry aromas with a hint of chocolate and vanilla oak all intertwined together.

Initially lush, sweet, savory and acidic on the palate but once you swallow, you are hit by an acidic, savory, dry long finish.

This wine is wonderfully intriguing if you really pay attention to it and to what is happening in your mouth.

I was surprised the finish (after taste) didn’t develop more in the mouth considering how nice the aromas and favours were, but instead it just slowly fades away.

The nice girl at the Brokenwood Cellar Door did tell me that this wine was good to drink now or to cellar it for a few years.

Overall the Brokenwood 2007 Rayner Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz has all the potential to be a great wine and maybe with a few more years of cellaring it can be.

Onegrape rating: 8 grapes/10

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bruce Goold-Davies August 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Beautiful wine first tried this in holiday resort on Borneo.

would like to know where to purchase in the UK


Vu August 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Hi Bruce

I’m glad you agree that the “Brokenwood 2007 Rayner Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz” is a beautiful wine. I remember tasting it at the Brokenwood Cellar Door and thought I just have to get it! Unfortunately I don’t know where you can purchase it over there in the UK but try asking a wine merchant over there or email Brokenwood Wines and ask them. Here’s their email address:- Good Luck :)


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