Grant Burge `Shadrach` Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

The wine underwent traditional fermentation in open stainless steel static fermenters for eight days, with a portion of fruit left on skins to undergo extended maceration to develop its structure and longevity.

The balance underwent primary and malolactic fermentation in French oak, and then matured in new and two year old oak for a further 21 months. It has spent 2 years in bottle before its release

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

Expert Reviews

Good colour for its age, showing no loss of the crimson edge; has very good varietal fruit thanks in part to the Corryton Park estate vineyards in the coolest part of the Barossa Valley that provided 80% of the wine before it spent 21 months in 75% new French oak; blackcurrant fruit is married with typical cabernet tannins, adding length to a high quality wine.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2033 - James halliday, Wime Companion - Jul 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2008 Shadrach is dark plum in colour

Aroma

Exhibits concentrated aromas of blackberry, liquorice and eucalypt with hints of choc-mint and vanilla bean.

Palate

The palate is full bodied with complex black fruits, all-spice and tobacco characters, with the rich mid-palate followed by fine tannins and exceptional length.

Cellaring

The 2008 Shadrach is the epitome of Barossa Cabernet and will age gracefully for 15 years.

Food Matching

Aged beef and game meats.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal

  • 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition

Silver Medal

  • 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 2012 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
  • 2010 Adelaide Wine Show
  • 2010 Perth Royal Wine Show

Bronze Medal

  • 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show
  • 2011 Hobart Wine Show
  • 2011 Royal Queensland Wine Show
  • 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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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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