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