(1998 Vintage) The Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz is a youthful purple in color. The bouquet shows lifted Shiraz spiciness and dark berry fruit characters, and oak flavors that are already well integrated. The rich berry fruit characters continue on to the palate, with the oak adding complexity and the soft, fleshy fruit flavors surround a backbone of firm tannin. While the aim has been to produce a fruit-driven dry red that is immediately soft and drinkable, this wine has the structure to cellar well for at ...
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) "Ripe and gooey, dense with delicious cherry pie, blackberry and licorice flavors that persist through a long, glorious finish. Has depth and presence, a real candidate for triumph after long-term cellaring. Best after 2011. 100 cases imported."
Wine & Spirits(2001 Vintage) Rating: 81.7/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/05
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/00