Grant Burge `Filsell` Old Vine Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

A rich and abundantly complex palate, the Shiraz is one of remarkable intensity and sumptuousness. With sweet forest berry fruit flavours, dark chocolate and intense vanilla bean this lusciously rich and full bodied wine shows all the best aspects of a classic Filsell. The rounded tannins are beautifully structured to carry this rich and weighty wine with an effortless grace through the mid palate to a long and elegant finish.

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

Expert Reviews

Outstanding. A vibrant blackberry style with fine tannins and classy oak. The only negative is that it's under cork, and we can't guarantee every bottle will be like this one.Winestate (NOV/2010)

Completing his latest red offerings are 2008 Filsell Shiraz, 2007 Balthasar Shiraz Vioignier and newcomer 2005 Corryton Park Caberent Sauvignon — all pased the test with flying colours! John Fordham, Sunday Telegrah (MAR/2010)

A super shiraz that has evolved into one of the Barossa's best. Matured in French oak for 20 months, rich and powerful, layers of black berry fruit, integrated spice, supple tannins.Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (JUN/2010)

Top 5–5 stars = outstanding Grant Burge Filsell performs consistently well in our Australian Shiraz tastings. It's a lovely ripe style, just made for roast meats. Appealing aromas of spice, boysenberry and plum introduce an intense, full-bodied palate. The wine shows some alcoholic warmth but it's not out of context. Ralph Kyte-Powell, Cuisine Magazine NZ (JUL/2010)

Sourced from one of the oldest and finest shiraz vineyards in the Barossa, is a little touch of magic from a superb year. The wine has incredible depth of colour, almost black with purple hues and the bouquet is a symphony of aromas with ripe blackberries, ground cinnamon, vanilla, mocha tones and even a hint of freshly baked bread. A touch of new leather is complemented by toasted cashew nuts, dark chocolate and subtle aniseed. The wine has a rich and abundantly compled palate, intense and sumptuous, with sweet forest berry fruit flavours, dark chocolate and intense vanilla bean. A lusciously rich and full bodied wine, this 2008 shows all the best aspects of a classic Filsell.Mt Barker Courier (JUN/2010)

Outstanding. A vibrant blackberry style with fine tannins and classy oak. The only negative is that it's under cork, and we can't guarantee every bottle will be like this one.Winewise (NOV/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2008 Filsell Shiraz is a little touch of magic - the wine has incredible depth of colour, almost black with purple hues.

Aroma

The bouquet is a symphony of aromas with ripe blackberries, ground cinnamon, vanilla, mocha tones and even a hint of freshly baked bread. A touch of new leather is present and

complimented with toasted cashew nuts, dark chocolate, and subtle aniseed.

Palate

A rich and abundantly complex palate, the Shiraz is one of remarkable intensity and sumptuousness. With sweet forest berry fruit flavours, dark chocolate and intense vanilla bean this lusciously rich and full bodied wine shows all the best aspects of a classic Filsell. The rounded tannins are beautifully structured to carry this rich and weighty wine with an effortless grace through the mid palate to a long and elegant finish.

Food Matching

A wine to be approached with both reverence and gusto, and well suited to be enjoyed with sumptuous meal.

Cellaring Potential

The 2008 Filsell Shiraz will be excellent drinking on release but will reward those with patience and careful cellaring up to 15 years.

Winemaking Notes

Different batches of fruit were crushed and fermented separately. The juice reached 28°C at the start of fermentation before it was cooled to 22°C. The wine was pumped over three times a day and the skins were pressed gently before the free run and pressed wine was transferred to oak to finish fermentation. The wine was matured in new and two year old American and some French oak hogsheads for 20 months before bottling.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy, Perth Royal Wine Show 2010

Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2010

Gold Medal, Perth Royal Wine Show 2010

Silver Medal, Royal Queensland Wine Show 2010

Bronze Medal, Adelaide Wine Show 2010

Bronze, Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit 2010

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

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History and Tradition

Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa Vigneron. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. With help from his sons Meshach and Henry, John’s farm flourished with wheat, sheep and viticulture. His eldest son Meshach continued the farming tradition and was a prominent community leader. He married Emma in the early 1900s and they had eight children. First-born Percival established the Wilsford Winery in 1916, beginning the Burge winemaking tradition. Percival had two sons, Noel and Colin, and Colin and his wife Nancy had one son, Grant. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers before him, Grant now carries the winemaking tradition into the 21st century

Family Owned

Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacob's Creek and is still proudly family owned. Continuing the family tradition, Grant and Helen have now brought the sixth generation into the fold. Eldest son Toby is the company’s Vineyard Manager, upholding the premium quality and consistency of fruit produced from the vineyards. Amelia joined the Marketing Department in an assistant role early in 2007, and in late 2008 went out into the world to gain more experience to bring back to the company later on in her career. Trent, the youngest, has been part of the hardworking cellar team at the Illaparra Winery since vintage 2006. All three children share Grant and Helen’s vision to continue this long family tradition of bringing exceptional wines to the world.

“I am a romantic, and I have a real sense of my family history, of my father and grandfather, and what they achieved.” Grant Burge

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