Burge Family Draycott Shiraz 2000 (2 x 750mL), Barossa Valley

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The premium grape varieties selected for the Burge Family Winemakers DRAYCOTT vineyard estate, coupled with fertile, well-drained soils and a favourable climate, result in wines of a consistent quality and distinctive character.

'Vintaged from mature, low-yielding Shiraz grown in our DRAYCOTT block -- hand-pruned, hand-picked -- together with 6% Mourvedre and 4% Grenache from dry-grown vines near the Draycott homestead. Blending Mourvedre and Grenache with our critically acclaimed Draycott Shiraz increases flavour completely and coupled with subtle, background oak, gives rise to a wine of great character and balanced structure.' Rick Burge, Winemaker

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The premium grape varieties selected for the Burge Family Winemakers DRAYCOTT vineyard estate, coupled with fertile, well-drained soils and a favourable climate, result in wines of a consistent quality and distinctive character.

'Vintaged from mature, low-yielding Shiraz grown in our DRAYCOTT block -- hand-pruned, hand-picked -- together with 6% Mourvedre and 4% Grenache from dry-grown vines near the Draycott homestead. Blending Mourvedre and Grenache with our critically acclaimed Draycott Shiraz increases flavour completely and coupled with subtle, background oak, gives rise to a wine of great character and balanced structure.' Rick Burge, Winemaker

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Burge's top Shiraz is no longer designated "Reserve," but is blended into the "Premium" Draycott cuvee. The rich, full-bodied, dense purple-colored 2000 Premium Shiraz Draycott emerges from a vintage that is not as highly regarded as the 2001 and 2002. The 2000 is a lavishly concentrated effort offering aromas of sweet blackberry jam intermixed with acacia flowers, pepper, and spicy new oak. Aged in equal parts French and American oak, it is opulent, full-bodied, and pure, with an impressively layered texture. Already gorgeous to drink, it should evolve for 7-8 years, possibly longer. Rick Burge, whom I visited on my trip to Barossa last year, manages to keep prices in check for his sumptuous wines, which offer extraordinarily pure fruit, and the warmth and intensity of the Barossa."

Rating 92 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 143 Oct 2002

'Medium to full red-purple; ripe, stewed plum, spice and prune aromas are followed by a very rich, ultra-ripe palate, replete with ripe tannins but subtle oak; USA here we come. As ever, 14.5 degrees alcohol.' Rating 90 - James Halliday - Review published on 20 Jul 2011