The 'Burvill' utilises the best fruit I can source from McLaren Vale in 2006 (a biodynamic vineyard from the Seaview sub-region), two years in a blend of new and aged oak, and finally a further two years maturing in bottle. With much anticipation I am very excited to finally release this wine to you as a symbol of my journey and love of Shiraz.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Big, warm-climate style, with the bouquet showing nice savoury elements. Similar palate, excellent flavour complexity, toasty oak and strong tannins. 4 stars & best of new release - WINESTATE MAGAZINE (SEP/2010)
Very good example of the velvet style that often emerge from the Vale lacking on the complexities to make it an intellectual drink enticing debate but held
its own in company 93 points - Tony Keys, Key Review of Wine Issue 30 (29/NOV/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Black as midnight with vivid purple hue.
An enchanting nose of crushed mulberries, briar, lifted sweet vanilla bean with an intense waft of blackcurrant pastille.
A smooth, velvet palate loaded with sweet mouth-filling blackberry/bramble fruit, a savoury touch of tapenade, liberal splashes of chocolate and a pleasant toasty character. The palate is generously extended by lingering, fine liquorice tannins and warming touch of black pepper on the finish.
A versatile wine. Can be drunk with good company, served with a firm, mature cheddar. Will impress at a good old meat grilling session (ensure the steaks have plenty of marbling). If seeking solitude, dim the lights and gently let it numb your senses with your favourite music in the background…nothing else required.
Medals & Trophies
Bronze Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2011 - Judges were hoping to see a few great classic styles with freshness and life.