"A Rutherglen icon – showing the true power of the Rutherglen shiraz fruit with the tannin structure for longevity. For more than forty years our Bobbie Burns Shiraz has enjoyed a reputation for being of consistently high quality. This 43rd vintage is a fine example of the style we seek for our Bobbie Burns Shiraz." Colin Campbell
- VIC - Rutherglen
There's rich plum and blackberry fruit on the nose and palate of this Rutherglen stalwart with spice and toasty oak and fine, firm tannins on the finish. You could enjoy it now with roast beef but it should cellar for up to a decade more. Rating 93 - Mike Frost, The Courier Mail (APR/2014)
Good, honest Shiraz. Big flavour, gently sweet, wood spice, touch of graphite-like minerality and click of acidity through the finish to freshen the palate. Smooth, rich, good drinking - will easily cellar some time too. Rating 92 - Mike Bennie, WBM (JUN/2014)
A wonderfully hearty regional shiraz from Rutherglen with a friendly, easy feel. Plums, berries, licorice and vanilla ice-cream aromas lead into a medium-bodied palate, backed by soft, ripe tannins. FOOD IDEA: Traditional roast beef Rating 91 - Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, Epicure, April 2014
'I tasted this lovely shiraz, then looked up at the price and was pleasantly surprised to find it widely available for about $20. That's very good value for a full-bodied but elegant, rich but savoury Rutherglen shiraz with a proven track record in the cellar. I've had stunning bottles of 20-year-old Bobbie Burns. Stash a few bottles away for a rainy day.' Max Allen, The Australian (JUL/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium dark red with purple hues
Fresh and vibrant, bold dark plum fruit integrated with aromas of ground spice and earthy complexity in the background.
Primary fruit driven palate with rich dark plum and mulberry fruit balanced with fresh acidity. Regional earthiness and spice add finesse with fine grained fruit and oak tannin providing elegance and length.
Whilst the 2012 Bobbie Burns Shiraz is drinking beautifully on release, our long history with this wine suggests it will continue to develop in the bottle for a further 10-12 years.
Enjoy now with a Moroccan spice rubbed fillet of beef or over time with a slow cooked beef rib eye.