Shiraz & Blends
A multi dimensional bouquet of roasted meats, mineral, cola, tar and blackberry. Give this one time to open up, this monster is built for the long haul! The palate starts out thick and coating; immediately powerful and explosive, you are then thrown a huge chunk of fruit while the acid and tannin roll around trying to tame it. The wine shows great oak handling and remains succulent, complete and perfectly balanced.
The 2002 season was characterised by a cold, wet winter and spring, which produced lower yields with good, thick-skinned berries. The cool and dry summer ripened fruit gradually and a warm, dry autumn allowed the grapes to ripen fully, producing some of the best and most exotic characters seen for many years.
The 2017 Abednego allows all three varieties to shine - spice and earthy characters from the Grenache, powerful yet elegant tannin structure and mid palate weight from the Shiraz, and a vibrancy and fruit richness from the Mourvèdre. Deep dark crimson with ruby red hue. Intense nose of black pepper, raspberry and cranberry with layers of tobacco leaf and orange peel creating a complex bouquet. Elegance and finesse in the glass with strong notes of red fruits on the mid palate with firm tannins. Complexity on the back palate with strong flavours of pomegranate, cranberry and delicious raspberry tart. A wine that will age gracefully over time.
Meshach Burge was Grant Burge's Great Grandfather, and the man who began the Burge winemaking tradition. Meshach was the eldest son of John and Eliza Burge. Aged 11, he came to the Barossa Valley from Hillcot in Wiltshire, England, with his family establishing a thriving viticultural wheat and sheep property near Lyndoch. In 1865, under the watchful eye of his father, Meshach began making the first wines in the Burge winemaking history. In tribute, our finest Shiraz bears his name.
The award-winning Grant Burge Meshach is our flagship Shiraz, only released in vintages of outstanding quality, handpicked from near century old vines from the famed Barossa Valley. The fruit for this wine has tremendous concentration and intensity, making Meshach a powerful, yet beautifully balanced wine.
The wine was fermented in a combination of stainless-steel statics and traditional concrete open fermenters with header boards. Temperatures were allowed to reach 28°C. Minimal pump overs were performed on the concrete open fermenters. Pump overs on the stainless-steel fermenters were performed four times-a-day and these were reduced toward the end of fermentation. Gentle pressing was performed by a combination of basket and bag press. Matured for eighteen months in French hogsheads. 18% in new and the balance in one to five year-old.
Named after Grant Burge’s great grandfather, the powerful and generous Meshach Shiraz captures the heart of Barossa tradition. Sourced primarily from century-old vines, vinified with traditional techniques and matured in French and American oak hogsheads for 20 to 22 months, the classic style is exemplified by ripe blackberry and praline aromas, roasted chestnut and panforte nuances and rich, chocolatey textures.
The '1928' Shiraz is an outstanding example of Barossa Valley old vine shiraz, made from vines planted in 1928.Winemaker, Rolf Binder, has crafted an opulently styled red. The wine was kept for 2 years in wood and then bottle aged before release.
JJ Hahn is premium Barossa Valley wine made from what is now heritage vineyard planted by the Hahn family over several generations. This family settled on their original land in 1846. JJ Hahn is a unique partnership between vigneron James Hahn and winemaker Rolf Binder .The inaugural vintage was 1997 when two barrels each of aged shiraz and cabernet were made.
Purple and maroon with a dense, youthful edge. Blackberry, raspberry, plum, blueberry, with lifted mocha and spice complexity. Secondary aromas of vanilla, coffee and charred oak offer added complexity. Due to the season the palate is powerful and assertive. Robust tannins grip well but are nicely balanced with glycerol sweetness from the old vines. Finish is firm with excellent persistence in flavour.
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