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Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz 2016 at $570/6-Pack ($95/Bottle) Delivered @ Skye Cellars (Free Membership Required) (Exludes Tas)

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98 Points - Andrew Caillard (MW)
97 Points - Tyson Stelzer
96 Points - Wine Advocate

GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz

VINEYARD REGION: Barossa Valley

WINE ANALYSIS Alc 14.4% | pH 3.67 | TA 6.76 g | RS <2.95g/L

MATURATION

Matured for eighteen months in French hogsheads. 18% in new and the balance in one to five year-old.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Sourced from multiple old-vine vineyards of the southern Barossa Valley.
A cool winter with lower than average rainfall continued into spring and was followed by warmer than average temperatures through November, December and January.

There was early flavour development which continued through until the end of harvest.

2016 was an exceptional year for reds in Barossa.

WINEMAKER NOTES

A small amount of whole bunch added structure and aromatic complexity.

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.

COLOUR

Intensely rich, deep, dark violet

NOSE

Dense, powerful and delightfully elegant with dominating aromatics of cinnamon, clove, dark chocolate, black pepper and mulberry.

The small amount of whole bunch fermentation provides a hint of spice that sits on top of the wine like a garnish.

PALATE

The concentration and power are beautifully balanced with layers of blackberry, coffee bean and dark chocolate.

The wine has serious grunt, while having a lovely drive of acidity that will support the wine as it ages long in to the future.

It has all the hallmarks of a classic, rich Barossa shiraz with undeniable vibrancy and freshness.

An outstanding wine from an outstanding vintage.

The concentration and power are beautifully balanced with layers of blackberry, coffee bean and dark chocolate.

The wine has serious grunt, while having a lovely drive of acidity that will support the wine as it ages long in to the future.

It has all the hallmarks of a classic, rich Barossa shiraz with undeniable vibrancy and freshness.

An outstanding wine from an outstanding vintage.

PEAK DRINKING

2030-2040

LAST TASTED

May 2020

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Comments

  • Anyone had this?

    • +1

      I have but older vintages. I have 2016 but haven't tried it as I think it is way too young to unleash its full potential. Earlier vintages were very good/superb.
      But it is not cheap of course.

    • +1

      I have only had it a few times. Older vintages.
      Agreed it needs to age for a long bloody time, but most decent reds could use a good amount of age

  • Excellent Shiraz . Would recommend! Agree too young so cellaring em!

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