Sunday, March 27, 2016

Brokenwood 2015 Cricket Pitch

For the past couple of decades, Cricket Pitch has been the bargain-basement, entry-level white for Hunter Valley quality stalwart Brokenwood. Some of the fruit used to be sourced from a block near the winery, but sauvignon blanc has now overtaken semillon as the major ingredient in the blend and the fruit is sourced from several vineyards around the country. That has made no impact on the quality, however. The Cricket Pitch white remains a terrific buy - one of the most reliable choices in the sub-$20 range with its fresh, crisp fruit characters, almost imperceptible oak and excellent refreshment value. $22.

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