Grant Burge Filsell 2008 Barossa Old Vine Shiraz
Grant Burge has some very fine old vines and these grapes come from vines planted in the Barossa in the 1920’s giving this wine rich intensity & finesse well above its price. The wine shines with bright purple youthful vibrancy. Perfumed blackberry, dark chocolate and smoky vanilla characters abound. And after 20 months resting in American & French oak the tannins are tight and finely textured with a long finish. Althought it is not a brash wine, it is definitely not a shy sort of wine and you could confidently take it anywhere without it embarrassing you.
Date: 17th July 2010 Price: $35 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 10+ years