Brokenwood Wade Block 2 2015~ McLaren Vale SA


Trophy: Best Single Vineyard Red of Show / Trophy: Best Shiraz of Show / Gold Medal - The Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show 2017

Tasting Notes

Deep colour and at 4 years of age, still has purple tints. Ripe, dark fruit aromas of McLaren Vale and char/chocolate as well. An excellent combination of fruit and oak sweetness. Christmas cake flavours abound on the palate and with the alcohol over 14% it’s not out of balance, giving a rich mouth feel. Black jube fruit flavours, some liquorice and smokey oak. Dusty tannins on the finish that will further integrate through aging.

Winemakers Comments

The fourteenth bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is nearing 20 years old, but planted with cuttings sourced from a very old local vineyard and grown on own roots. Again, very distinctive and complex, and more than qualifies for the ‘Single Vineyard’ label. A very dry lead up into the 2015 harvest through spring and over the 2014/2015 summer, resulting in lower crops and earlier ripening. Things really sped up with a heat wave through most of February. Luckily, both of our Shiraz vineyards are on deep sand over clay and held up well, in bottle at 14.5% alcohol.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with beef dishes.


Machine harvested, crushed and chilled to tanker in McLaren Vale. Vinomatic fermentation in the Hunter. Not overly rotated, as soft tannins are required. Oak maturation 100% French.


Pairs well with beef dishes.


Drinking well now but will reward with medium to long term cellaring.

Collections: Barr's Brokenwoods

Type: Single Vineyard

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