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Leogate Estate Wines - Brokenback Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: New South Wales
  • Wine Area: Hunter Valley
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.3%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Now - 2030
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2015) JH: 92 (2015)

Description

James Halliday, 95 points.

International Wine Challenge, Silver medal.

Wine tasting notes

Dark crimson-purple in colour; the nose shows dried bouquet garni herbs and earthy-hummus, with intense raspberry and plum fruits evolving into black cherry kirsch, smoky bacon fat into saddle leather. The wine has a silky and ample texture, flinty minerality, white pepper and star anise spice and long, focused tannins on the complex, well-balanced palate

Winery Information

Leogate Estate Wines

Leogate Estate is a sustainable estate at the foot of the Brokenback Range in Australia’s oldest wine producing region, the Hunter Valley. First planted in the late 1960’s by “one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian wine industry”, Len Evans AO OBE, current custodians Bill and Vicki Widin bought the original 50-hectare Brokenback Vineyard in 2008. The Widins and Senior Winemaker, Mark Woods, have presided over international accolades including the IWC Trophy for Best New.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)90 pts

Menthol, cracked pepper, leather and boysenberries all appear on the nose of the 2015 Brokenback Vineyard Shiraz. It's a medium-bodied, savory style, filled with a combination of meaty notes and mixed berries. Barely ripe, fine-grained tannins frame the palate and linger as a soft astringency on the finish. Give this a year or two to settle down and drink it over the next decade.

James Halliday (2015)92 pts

The quality of this estate is manifest in the detail of each cuvee irrespective of vintage variation... of which there is plenty. The Hunter's DNA of leather varnished tannins, too, is coherent across the reds. This is no exception. Mid-weighted, savoury and brimming with blue and black fruits seasoned with clove, anise and nori. The acidity is gently peppery.

Vinification Notes

This Shiraz was handpicked and fermented on the grape skin in open-top stainless-steel fermenters. A combination of hand plunging and pump over techniques were applied during the fermentation resulting in vibrant colour extraction with elegant medium bodied fruit flavours. The wine was then pressed off the skin and matured in a combination of new, one, two and three-year-old French oak hogshead barrels for 12-months.