Much life in the Graveyard




Brokenwood Vineyard
CEO-chief winemaker Iain Riggs and senior winemaker Stuart Hordern, from Brokenwood Wines

I’VE been fortunate enough to taste all Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz wines released since the first from the 1983 vintage and I reckon the newly released 2014 is one the best of them all.

It comes from what’s been described as a “Holy Grail” Hunter vintage and at last year’s Hunter Valley Wine Show it won trophies for the best red of the show, the best shiraz, the best named vineyard wine, the best named vineyard red and the best current-vintage or one-year-old shiraz.

Graveyard wines are so named because they come from a vineyard, next to the Cypress Lakes Golf Course off McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, which was previously dedicated but never used as a cemetery.

The Graveyard reds have been elevated to the highest category – Exceptional – in the Langton’s auction house’s prestigious Classification of Australian Wine and I believe they rank with Penfolds Grange and the Henschke Hill of Grace.

 

Source: Much life in the Graveyard