Grant Burge `Meshach` Shiraz 2009 (3 x 1.5L Magnum), Barossa, SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Wine Background

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.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Wine Background

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.

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

Expert Reviews

A wine of muscular flex in the glass, rippling with the dark fruits, nougat oak and molten choc expression expected of Meshach. While plump and full in the mouth, there's outstanding balance and carry of richness. Vintage 2009 has given this brooding red a power and presence.

95 Points | Mike Bennie | Nov 2014

Medals & Trophies

Gold | 2014 Wine Showcase Magazine

Gold | 2014 Sydney International Wine competition

Silver | 2015 New York International World Wine and Spirit Competition

Silver – 2013 Sydney Royal Wine Show

Silver – 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Silver – 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Bronze – 2012 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Bronze – 2012 Perth Wine Show

Bronze – 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show

Bronze – 2011 Hobart Wine Show

Silver | 2016 International Wine Challenge

Silver | 2015 International Wine Challenge

Bronze | 2015 Decanter Asia World Wine Awards

Grays Tasting Panel Review

The fruit for this iconic wine is handpicked from near century old vines. Smaller parcels are also sourced from even older premium vines in the Barossa to add further complexity to the wine. There is a portion that comes from younger vines in different sub regions in the Barossa that have amazing flavour and colour profiles.

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