Brokenwood, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Shiraz 2007 The nose of this wine combines the sweetness of a caramel dessert and the spiciness of black pepper. In the mouth it is quite supple, a little earthy and tasting of tangy cherries. The acidity is a nice element and raises the food-friendly quotient of this wine beyond many Shiraz from Australia.
As we see in the United States, one can specify the specific regions from which the grapes are sourced, rather than defaulting to a more general appellation. While more wordy on the label, it recognizes that the fruit hails from two of Australia’s most famous regions for Shiraz. Tasting this takes me back to both in the state of South Australia.
The wine was aged in American oak for 20 months and bottled under a screwcap closure. Produced and bottled in Pokolbin 14% $29 suggested retail, a media sample Brokenwood Winery