2008 Grant Burge Shiraz

This wine is dark in color with a lovely nose of dark berries coming through. On the mid pallet are lots of varietal Shiraz flavors coming through. Some chocolate and mocha to boot. Lots of dark berries. The finish the wine has a nice bit of spiceyness, some pepper and some nice tanins. The finish is medium in length with a nice bit of dryness that lingers. This is a well made wine. The oaks and alcohol are well under control. I would give it an 89-90. Very nice.

What winecurrent.com had to say:
The price-quality ratio skews well in your favour pick up a few. Darkbrooding fragrant aromas of blackberry jam and mixed spice abound. The rich and balanced flavours”black currant plum compote and ripe mulberry mingle with spice toast and nuances of mocha. Its mid weight and smooth as silk throughout. The long juicy fruit-forward finish is underpinned by a ripe tannin structure. (Vic Harradine) (738567) $16.95 Rating 4.5/5

From the LCBO web site:
GRANT BURGE BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2008 VINTAGES 738567 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 16.95
Wine, Red Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D

Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Grant Burge Wines Pty Ltd
Release Date: Oct 2, 2010

Tasting Note
Fifth-generation winemaker Grant Burge is a master of Shiraz. This fine version showcases classic Barossa character, with individual flair to boot. Opaque ruby red in the glass, it’s brimming with spicy fruit – think fully ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry, with notions of menthol, cloves, dark chocolate and smoke. Dry, medium-full bodied and mouthfilling, with a silky texture, a ripe fruit core, and impressive tannic structure. Nice, lengthy finish. Hold for 1-2 years or savour it tonight with a sizzling steak. (VINTAGES panel, Aug. 2010)

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