A Campbells and Rutherglen icon – showing the true power of the Rutherglen shiraz fruit with the tannin structure for longevity. For almost forty years our Bobbie Burns Shiraz has enjoyed a reputation for being of consistently high quality. Our 2008 vintage is a fine example of the style we are seeking.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Bright, clear red-purple; an elegant wine, a far cry from the 16% alcohol Bobbie Burns wines of bygone days; has a mix of supple, perfectly ripe, plum (mainly) and blackberry fruit, oak and tannins both balanced and integrated.Drink to 2023. Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
The 39th successive vintage of this classic Rutherglen red is an absolute cracker, a genuine Goldilocks wine with just enough but neither too much or too little of everything. Just right!Paddy Kendler (JUN/2010)
Rutherglen is rightly renowned for its world famous fortifieds - port, tokay and muscat - which are world leaders. But through all this, this unpretentious shiraz has managed to pick up iconic status for consistently good drinking, year in, year out. This has a core of earthy black cherry flavours and some cedary oak notes. It's big, generous and mouth-filling. Super value. Rick Allen (JUN/2010)
Giving a very deep garnet-purple color, the 2008 Bobbie Burns Shiraz provides aromas of warm plums, baked blackberry, cinnamon, cloves and a whiff of thyme. The palate is packed with juicy plum and berry fruit flavors complemented by soft tannins and high refreshing acidity, finishing long. Drinking perfectly now, this wine should keep through 2015. Rating 86 - Lisa Prrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate#189 (JUN/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
A classical Bobbie Burns Shiraz with scented raspberry and black cherry fruit to the fore. Subtle bramble, earth and cedarwood characters linger in the background.
Complex and mouthfilling with a core of raspberry and black cherry fruit. Fine fruit tannins and subtle oak add structure through the middle, while regional notes of earth and ironstone on the finish point to the wine’s Rutherglen origins.
Our intent with Bobbie Burns Shiraz is to create a wine that drinks well from release, but has the balance and structure to reward long term cellaring. Drink over the coming 8-10 years.
Slow cooked beef or lamb dishes.
Shiraz from our “Bobbie Burns” vineyard in Rutherglen. After fermentation on skins for six to seven days using closed and rotary fermenters, the wine was subsequently aged for a period of 12 months in a mixture of new to three year old premium French and American oak.