Grant Burge `Aged` Tawny NV (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA. RRP$16.95

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RRP $16.95

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Overview

This fine aged tawny is made from the Barossa’s traditional tawny varieties - mostly grenache, with some mataro and shiraz - and has been blended to an average age of six years.

The spicy fruit flavours are a legacy of the high proportion of grenache and add a lifted freshness to the more complex aged characters in the background. The palate is smooth and rich, with the mid-palate sweetness balanced by an elegant drying finish.

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

Expert Reviews

Penguin Best Value Fortified Wine Grant Burge's family has been making port in the Barossa for yonks, so they have a pretty good stock of old wines to draw on when blending. This one seems to have gone up a peg since our last review of it. Current release non-vintage. This is a lovely port, showing good depth of aged character well above its price station. The colour is light tawny. It smells as though there's some sherry, or 'old sweet white' material in it, and there's a dollop of rancio that you don't expect to find in a wine of this price. Underneath is a rich fruity palate with raisin, prune and chocolate flavours. The finish is mellow and clean, drying off nicely, and the complex flavours linger. A real bargain! Sip with chocolates and coffee. 5 Stars - Huon Hooke, Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 05–06

Oak dominates nose. Slight linseed/ rancio notes. Luscious, liqueur style palate. Good balance of sweet fruit and a sweet fruit finish. 4 ½ stars - Winestate Magazine (MAY-JUN/2002)

It is truly amazing that a port as good as this should sell so cheaply. Don't tell your guests what it cost, but serve a small glass with a cheese platter, fresh walnuts and muscatels after dinner.Huon Hooke, The Good Weekend, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald (NOV/2006)

Predominantly a Grenache based wine it is a smooth, rich style with luscious spicy fruit flavours. Quite refreshing for this sweet "Port" style, the dry finish gives the wine excellent balance. Darryl Thomas, By the Glass, Sunday Territorian (DEC/2006)

Strong linseed oil-like nose with pleasant coffee and rancio aromas. Soft aged palate, warm spirit and sweet on the finish. The Wine and Spirit Insider (MAY/2003)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The wine is a lovely golden tawny colour with definite red tinges.

Aroma

The spicy fruit flavours are a legacy of the high proportion of grenache and add a lifted freshness to the more complex aged characters in the background.

Palate

The palate is smooth and rich, with the mid-palate sweetness balanced by an elegant drying finish.

Winemaking Notes

This fine aged tawny is made from the Barossa’s traditional tawny varieties - mostly grenache, with some mataro and shiraz - and has been blended to an average age of six years.

After harvest and crushing, fermentation is initiated in traditional open fermenters. Fermentation is stopped at the desired sweetness by the addition of high-quality brandy spirit. After pressing and clarification, the wine is matured in older barriques and hogsheads, allowing it to slowly develop harmony and complexity without adding obvious oak character.We use a solera-based system, enabling us to consistently release wines of high quality and to gradually improve that quality even further.A limited quantity of Aged Tawny is drawn for bottling each year and the barrels topped up with selected younger wine.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, Class 79, Hobart Wine Show 2002

Bronze Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2010

Bronze Medal, Class 74, Canberra Wine Show 2004

Bronze Medal, NZ Liquorland Wine Comp 2003

Bronze Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2006

Bronze Medal, New Zealand Liquorland Top 100 2006

Bronze Medal, Class 75, Canberra Wine Show 2002

Bronze Medal, Class 22, Adelaide Wine Show 2002

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

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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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