Campbells `Bobbie Burns` Shiraz 2008 (12 x 750mL), Rutherglen, VIC.

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$227.88 per case
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Overview

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.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Dark crimson.

Aroma

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.

Palate

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.

Cellaring Potential

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.

Food Matching

Slow cooked beef or lamb dishes.

Winemaking Notes

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.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Campbells winery and vineyards are situated in the historic Rutherglen Wine Region of North East Victoria.

Brothers Malcolm and Colin are the fourth generation to carry on the Campbell tradition started by their great grandfather John Campbell in Rutherglen in 1870. Together with their wives Jenny and Prue, they have forged a strong reputation for Campbells as a benchmark Rutherglen wine producer.

The brothers are an ideal team with Malcolm as viticulturist and Colin as winemaker. They have 160 acres of vineyard all within the historic Rutherglen Wine Region and are a true estate grown and bottled operation.

This means we have the ability to nurture our wines from vine to bottle. As Colin says, “Our wines are like our children, we bring them into this world and take great pride and joy in holding their hands and watching them grow”.

Malcolm's approach in the vineyard is quite simple, “Quality even at the expense of quantity is our aim. We assist nature, we don't seek to dominate her.”

Colin believes his role as winemaker is to maximize and protect the natural fruit flavours. His skill is in making wines with structure and balance that can confidently be aged; a hallmark of Campbells Wines.

Today the fifth generation of Campbells is adding their enthusiasm and skills. How excited would their great great grandfather John Campbell be to see this dedication to the Campbell name!

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