Cricket Pitch White 2010;
James Halliday Wine Companion 2012,
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2008;
Robert Parker, december 2009,
The white wines begin with the 2008 Cricket Pitch White, a blend of 62%
Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon. The bulk of the wine (95%) was fermented
and raised in stainless steel, the balance in seasoned French oak. It
offers up an expressive nose of citrus, melon, and lanolin. Medium-bodied,
savory, and ripe, it will drink well for several more years.
Brokenwood is one of the quality leaders of Hunter Valley in New South
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition
An easily assimilated style; the fruit aromas and flavours generous and
barrel fermentation of a portion adding texture; the overall feel good.
Jancis Robinson, February 2009
Brokenwood, Cricket Pitch Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2008 New South Wales
16.5 Drink 2009-10
A 50/50 blend. The fruit from Cowra, King Valley and McLaren Vale is crushed
and pressed in situ, then the juice is vinified at Brokenwood’s Hunter
Valley winery. 5% is barrel fermented. Attractively limey and orange nose
– not as overpowering as it sounds. Dry and long but not really a bargain.
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2007;
James Halliday Wine Companion 2009
Cleverly made to precise specifications; gently tropical fruit on the
mid-palate with just an airbrush of oak, tightened up on the finish by
the Semillon; an anywhere, anytime wine. Screw cap 13° alc.
Rating: 89 Drink: 2010 Date tasted: Mar 08
Robert Parker August 2008 No 178
The 2007 Cricket Patch White is a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40%
Semillon. Medium straw-colored, it offers up aromas of citrus, melon,
and minerals. This leads to a crisp, dry wine with ripe flavors, good
concentration, and a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2005;
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate no 143, October 2007
The 2006 Cricket Pitch White is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50%
Semillon. Medium straw-colored, it offers an attractive bouquet of honeysuckle,
melon, and lemon-lime. This leads to a medium-bodied wine with good layering
of ripe flavors, excellent concentration and delineation, and a long,
fruity, refreshing finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years with raw bar.
Brokenwood has established a reputation as one of Hunter Valley’s most
respected estates. However, the winery practices multi-district blending
with an apparent focus on McLaren Vale.
Robert Parker (voor de 2004), Oktober 2005
A dynamite value in dry, fragrant, tasty white wine is the 2004 Cricket
Pitch White, a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon that was
fermented and aged in stainless steel prior to bottling. Elegant aromas
of lemons, limes, white peaches, and orange rinds emerge from this crisp,
medium-bodied, well-made dry white. Consume it over the next year
Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White 2004;
James Halliday Wine Compagnon 2008
Still fresh and lively; a mix of lemon juice, gooseberry and herb; excellent
crisp, citrussy acidity; a hint of barrel ferment lurks in one corner.
Screwcap Drink 2007.