Grant Burge `Age Unknown` Liqueur Muscat NV (6 x 750mL), Barossa. RRP$64.95

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $64.95

$42.99 per Bottle
$257.94 per pack
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Overview

Our Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat is a luscious, complex wine with enormous depth of rich, powerful flavours. While the wine shows ample aged rancio characters, it is crucial that these characters don't dominate. Careful blending has ensured that they are balanced by fresh muscat fruit flavours to produce a wine that is sweet but finishes cleanly and without being at all cloying.

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

Expert Reviews

If it’s fortified wines you’re after, try something a little different from, say, port. Grant Burge has come up with a beautiful aged liqueur Muscat. The colour is reminiscent of tea, a little hard to describe, amber, brick red. The nose oozes honey, fig and prune characters. The palate is rich and luscious and shows treacle/toffee flavours with plenty of fruitcake characters thrown in for good measure. An ideal wine with Christmas pudding or chocolate, minus the cream-based desserts. High recommended and beautifully packaged. Jim McMahon, St George and Sutherland Shire Leader (2/JAN/2003)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietal

This exceptional liqueur muscat is made from muscat à petit grains. Though records don't allow calculation of the wine’s precise age, its average age is at least 20 years.

Aroma/Palate

Our Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat is a luscious, complex wine with enormous depth of rich, powerful flavours. While the wine shows ample aged rancio characters, it is crucial that these characters don't dominate. Careful blending has ensured that they are balanced by fresh muscat fruit flavours to produce a wine that is sweet but finishes cleanly and without being at all cloying.

Winemaking Notes

While old material is crucial to the wine’s richness and complexity, careful blending with younger material provides the wine with muscat fruit characters. A limited quantity of muscat is drawn for bottling each year and the barrels topped up with selected younger wine.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Muscats du Monde 2004

Gold Medal, Muscats du Monde 2006

Gold Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2003

Gold Medal, Muscats du Monde 2005

Gold Medal, Class 22, Barossa Wine Show 2005

Silver Medal, Class 57, Brisbane Wine Show 2004

Silver Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2009

Silver Medal, Class 22, Barossa Wine Show 2006

Silver Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2007

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Fortified Wine
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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