If I can find more of this wine I will buy it today. At a very reasonable price, this was a very well received wine at a dinner party of six people with varying tastes in wine.
All found it very easy to drink and came back for another glass. Rich dark colour, a strong but not over powering nose, with plum, berry and spice flavours make this a typically good shiraz. Some oak taste and tannins added to the body of this wine.
A very happy choice for our steak dinner.
AWG Notes: Langhorne Creek is one of South Australia’s better kept secrets. Much like Marlborough was to New Zealand, ten years ago.
For those still trying out Australian Shiraz (especially reasonably priced Shiraz), you might do well to sample from this underrated region.
Brokenwood Wines in Pokolbin NSW have sourced this Shiraz from Langhorne Creek in South Australia to make this traditional Shiraz wine. The colour when poured from the bottle is a lightish purple and may seem a little thin at first.
However, the fine flavours of berries and a soft tannin finish make it very easy drinking with just about any meal. I would not call it a great red but it certainly is a good red and one suitable for drinking at any time. The 2007 vintage should mature further in the bottle for a couple of years and could develop a more complex character over time.