Brokenwood Graveyard Hunter Valley Shiraz

Signature Graveyard, and one of the greats. This inimitable site declares its pedigree in 2011 not by the heavy footfall of intensity, nor the strength of rigid structure, but in the alluring fragrance of understated exotic presence and elegantly graceful medium-bodied subtlety. Nuance before impact, this is a Graveyard of incense, dried rose petals and complex, savoury spice, yet at the same time well-endowed with blueberry fruits and soft red cherries. It’s at once gently persistent, silky, fine-grained and enticingly textured and at the same time enduring in its structure and vibrant 2011 acid backbone. Just 400 dozen. $140 at First Choice.