Barossa Valley winery Grant Burge marks its annual vintage release next month, introducing its latest range of premium red wines on August 27.
The winemaker will unveil eight reds including Icon wines 2016 Meshach Shiraz and 2016 Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the 2018 Filsell Shiraz.
Chief Winemaker Craig Stansborough said: “Grant Burge wines represent the very best of premium Australian wine – distinctive, balanced and full of flavour – and the new release Meshach, Shadrach and Filsell are no different.
“This year’s vintage release brings the uniqueness of the Barossa region to life through elegant and structured wines that have great length and splendid natural acidity.”
In honour of Meshach Burge, the great grandfather of founder Grant Burge, Meshach is the flagship of the winery’s portfolio and is only released in exceptional vintages. Described as “dense and elegant”, the 2016 Meshach offers dominating aromatics of cinnamon, clove, dark chocolate, black pepper and mulberry.
This year’s vintage release also includes is the award-winning 2016 Shadrach, which received a Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show at both the 2018 and 2019 Barossa Wine Show, along with Gold at the 2019 Adelaide Royal Wine Show and 2018 Barossa Wine Show.
The 2018 Filsell is sourced from a very special vineyard of near century old vines – considered one of the best in the Barossa Valley.
The winery said: “On the nose, this incredibly intense wine is a mixture of vanilla cream, plum, milk chocolate and Christmas spice. A harmonious
balance between oak and fruit with a hint of popcorn kernel at the back of the palate.”
Stansborough added: “The 2016 Barossa vintage was an exceptional year for reds in the region. The late January rain combined with milder months allowed for a smooth harvest and favourable flavour development in the grapes.
“While the 2018 harvest was dryer, the water retained in the soils during the wetter months leading up to the vintage produced high quality wines. Warm conditions coupled with the cool night-time temperatures coached the vines nicely to produce vibrant and balanced fruit of exceptional character and flavour, and lower alcohol.”
The Halliday Wine Companion 2021 Edition, released this week, scored both the Meshach Shiraz 2016 and Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 95 Points Gold. Additionally, for the 12th consecutive year, Grant Burge has received a 5 Red Star Winery rating.
The Grant Burge annual vintage release wines, including the 2016 Meshach Shiraz (RRP $229.99), 2016 Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $114.99) and the 2018 Filsell (RRP $47.99), will be available from August 27 in major retailers and select independent stores nationally. Also available in the 2020 vintage release is the 2017 Nebu Cabernet Shiraz (RRP $99.99), 2017 Abednego Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre (RRP $99.99), 2018 Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre (RRP $47.99), 2018 Balthasar Shiraz 2018 (RRP $47.99) and Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $47.99).