From the winemaker…
Deep plummy red. Complex aromas of baked plum, sweet leather, dark flowers, cedar, licorice and baking spices. The palate is supple with sweet black fruits, baked plum, sage and dark chocolate notes. The structure is fine with soft chalky tannins and a lovely slatey/mineral aftertaste.
83% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc
Sacred Hill’s first ‘gravels’ vineyard was in the Dartmoor Valley in Hawke’s Bay – a stunning site, free draining and warm, and we weren’t the only ones to think so. First a herd of cattle chewed their way through the vines, then a free-spirited farmer released his sheep to graze the riverside… and our vineyard. The following year, aggressive German wasps came for a visit. No surprise then we affectionately called the vineyard ‘Stoneybroke’. When we began harvesting fruit from our Gimblett Gravels vineyard, we thought Brokenstone, with its link to the gravel soils, a much more alluring name.
With its complexity yet finesse and refreshing finish, Brokenstone is a wonderful match for a variety of dishes that encompass baked red fruits and savoury aromas – a depth of flavour and rich texture.
Enjoy at 17-18 degrees Celsius
2014 Special Selection Brokenstone Tasting Note
2013 2015 Vintage: Six Nations Wine Challenge (Gold Medal)
2015 Vintage: Michael Cooper (5 Stars)
2015 Vintage: Sam Kim (96/100, 5 Stars)
2015 Vintage: Raymond Chan (19/20, 5 Stars)
2015 Vintage: Andrew Caillaird ( 96 Points)
2015 Vintage: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (93 Points)
Why we like it…
Merlot grows so beautifully in the Hawke’s Bay and this blend is a lovely example.