This stunning wine is Barossa Shiraz at its best, concentrated, big and bold, and will cellar for 20 years or more.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Has managed to largely surmount the challenges of the very difficult vintage, with good colour and an abundance of quality American and French oak helping the cause. Rating 90 - Drink by 2018, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2008)
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is deep garnet in colour with a purple hue alluding to the youthfulness of this 2003 Meshach Shiraz.
The wine exudes a complex and intense nose with aromas of white pepper, mint and earthy characters with rich plums and hints of sage and thyme.
The elegant palate shows complex layers of concentrated berry fruit with stewed plums, Christmas cake and mocha; nestled amongst the complex oak and a hint of leather. The elegant nish of this iconic wine is complimented with fine grain tannins and lingering length. This stunning wine is Barossa Shiraz at its best, concentrated, big and bold, and will cellar for 20 years or more.
Meshach Burge was my Great Grandfather, the man who started the Burge Winemaker tradition. Aged 11, he came to the Barossa Valley from “Hillcot”. In Wiltshire, England, wioth his family establishing a thriving viticultural, wheat and sheep property near Lyndoch. In the late 1860’s, under his fathers watchful eye, Meshach began winemaking.
In tribute, my finest Shiraz has been selected to bear his name. Fruit, handpicked form 80 year old vines from my Filsell Vineyard to produce a very full-bodied wine. Matured in new American oak hogsheads for two years, then bottled, it was cellar matured for a further year prior to release.