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Brokenwood Wines

2006 HBA Shiraz

2006 HBA Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW / McLaren Vale, SA

The Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz provides red earth, polished leather notes and McLaren Vale, the dark chocolate and palate warmth. At just over 10 years old on release, the primary fruit is giving way to secondary characters like cedar/shellac and soft tannins. The balance of alcohol, oak and ripe tannin gives a long and flavoursome finish. A perfect example of aged Australian Shiraz.

No discount product. Limit of 2 bottles per person.

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Wine Specs
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Wine Profile
For the Graveyard, a 4 day cold soak, 5 day ferment in 2 tonne fermenters, and malolactic fermentation in new French oak. For the Rayner, fermentation takes place in roto red fermenters over a 6 day period. Malolactic fermentation also takes place. Matured in new and one year old French oak.
Winemaker Comments
The genesis for the blend lies with all the great regional blends made in Australia in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Master winemakers like O’Shea, Preece and Haselgrove knew that different regions offered different characters. Many have been fortunate enough 40 or 50 years later to taste these blends and are staggered by their sublime character. The Hardy’s Private Bin Burgundy was the best vat of the St Thomas Burgundy range, aged and then released later. This was a blend of usually just Hunter Shiraz and McLaren Vale Shiraz. These wines provided the inspiration for the HBA and when both the Hunter Valley and McLaren Vale have outstanding vintages, the combination of the two has to be rewarding.
Food Pairing
Pairs best with lamb or lighter meat dishes.
Will continue to age but is, importantly, ready to drink now.