The palate, though big and opulent, has an elegant,smooth texture, some mocha and cedar oak character combined with ripe, dark berry fruit and fine tannins.
Deep vibrant red with purple hues, its complex bouquet is made up of dark berry, plums and black cherry with a hint of vanilla and spice. The palate shows an excellent depth of flavor with abundant rich, dark berry fruit and spicy, well-balanced oak. For a long, rewarding finish, the intense flavors are supported by supple, fine-grain tannins.
|Wine maker notes
|The wine was fermented in both small vats and roto fermenters. Select batches received extended maceration. The wine aged in new and seasoned French oak barrels.
|Grant Burge is a fifth generation winemaker absolutely committed to the Barossa Valley. He strongly believes that fine wines are born in the vineyard and that vineyards are the cradle of wine quality. With this in mind, he has developed one of the most extensive networks of premium quality vineyards in Australia strategically positioned in the Barossa.
The Grant Burge Wines offering is based around individual vineyard selections from the finest vineyards in the Barossa. With each of his Barossa vineyards having different climates, soils and characters, Grant matches them with suitable grape varieties, ensuring harvests of the best quality fruit. His most recent vineyard addition is Corryton Park in the cooler climate of the Eden Valley.
Grant Burge has been awarded every major trophy and medal in Australia (including the Jimmy Watson, Stodart, Brisbane Club and Montgomery trophies) and the Cellar Door overlooking the banks of the picturesque Jacobs Creek was awarded Vogue Entertaining Winery of the Year.
All of Grant Burge Wines' reds are produced at the Illaparra Winery, which Grant purchased in 1993; white wines are vinified at his Barossa Vines Winery purchased in 1999. Grant Burge is a loyal and dedicated Barossan and he proudly displays the Barossa name on every bottle as an assurance of regional integrity.