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 44th vintage is a fine example of the style we seek for our Bobbie Burns Shiraz.
- VIC - Rutherglen
The 2012 Bobbie Burns was good without being a peak release. 2013 turned out to be a (very) good season for reds. The result?
This is a real goodun’. Chocolatey, berried, grunty, blessed with iodine and leather characters, then herbal and rusty to close. Full of both flavour and personality. Great buying. Characterful in a bold way. Rating 93 - Drink by 2028, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (MAR/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep dark red with purple hues.
The nose has real depth, almost brooding, dark plums and blackberry perfectly integrated with the more elegant characters of black pepper and aniseed, a hint of spicy oak sitting in the background.
This wine reflects the vintage it is full bodied with mouth filling plum and mulberry fruit yet the palate is beautifully structured with layers of fine tannin and complimentary characters of liquorice ironstone and cocoa. A wonderful vintage that could be very special in time.
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 slow braised beef or lamb.