The Grant Burge 20 Year Old Tawny is a rich, mature wine showing deep tawny colour, complex rancio characters on the bouquet and excellent integration of spirit. The palate is sweet and mellow but finishes quite dry and shows a harmonious balance of developed fruit characters and oak tannins.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
International Sweet Fortified: Over E10 Trophy "Fantastic, tangy rancio nose and superb concentration. Rich — very rich — but all in balance, with voluptuous sweetness, exquisite poise and a very long finish.Decanter Magazine (OCT/2010)
There is nothing more nerve-racking come dessert time than the arrival and cutting of the fondant — to see if the centre slowly oozes out. Dark chocolate is quite tricky to match, but this classic Barossan fortified is so intense, so redolent of lightly roasted nuts and fine brandy aromas — known in the old tawny world as "rancio" characters — it is as if it was created for this task alone. There are aged wood elements, dried fruit and peel, and it finishes drier than you'd imagine. And it was just named the finest fortifed wine on the planet at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards. Tony Love (OCT/2010)
Made from shiraz, grenache and mataro (otherwise known as mourvedre), this Barossan tawny draws on its 20 year old solera system pedigree to the full. Older wine being drawn off, younger wine being added to keep the stockpot full, so to speak. Plenty of rancio, a smooth and unctuous palate and then a dry finish with the spirit well in control.Ben Canaider and Greg Duncan Powell, Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald (JUN/2006)
A lovely elegant wine. Excellent nose; nice heady spirit and fresh mocha aromas. Luscious, syrupy palate; long, spicy and warm.Winestate (MAY- JUN/2003)
Obvious age in the tawny-gold colour, and in the complex, biscuity Christmas cake palate that has excellent line, length and balance. Trophy Best Sweet Fortified Wine in Show Decanter World Wine Awards ’10 (London). Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (NOV/2010).
Winery Tasting Notes
This exceptional mature tawny is made from the Barossa's traditional tawny varieties - Grenache, Mataro (Mourvèdre) and Shiraz - and has been blended to an average age of 20 years.
Deep tawny colour.
The Grant Burge 20 Year Old Tawny is a rich, mature wine with complex rancio characters on the bouquet and excellent integration of spirit.
The palate is sweet and mellow but finishes quite dry and shows a harmonious balance of developed fruit characters and oak tannins.
A solera-based system is used, enabling us to consistently release wines of high quality. A limited quantity of 20 Year Old Tawny is drawn for bottling each year and the barrels topped up with selected younger wine.
Medals & Trophies
Hahn Corporation Trophy, Class 15, Barossa Wine Show 2006
Best Fortified Professional, Class Professional, Hyatt Advertiser SA Wine of the Year 2006
Blue Gold award, Sydney International Wine Competition 2007
Trophy, Class 15, Barossa Wine Show 2005
Trophy, Class International Trophy, 2010 Decanter International Wine Awards
Trophy, Decanter World Wine Awards 2004
Trophy, Class Fortified, International Wine Competition London 2006
Trophy, Class Best Fortified Wine, Premium Class, Barossa Wine Show 2007
Trophy, Decanter World Wine Awards 2007
Trophy, International Wine Challenge 2008
Trophy, Decanter Wine Show UK 2010