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Grant Burge Shiraz Barossa Vines 2008

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Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacobs Creek and is still proudly family owned. Continuing the family tradition, Grant and Helen have now brought the sixth generation into the fold. Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz is a deep and vibrant red with youthful purple hues. This Shiraz triumphs complex aromas of raspberries, leather, spice and stewed fruits and fruit cake. The palate is bursting with powerful berry fruit flavours, raspberries, black currant and adding to the complexity subtle peppered spice. The Barossa Vines Shiraz has a generous palate with well balanced tannins and a long satisfying finish. This delicious Shiraz is ideal for every day drinking and is an excellent companion to roasted meats, lamb curry or hearty Italian dishes.

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Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wi... Read more
Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. With help from his sons Meshach and Henry, John’s farm flourished with wheat, sheep and viticulture. His eldest son Meshach continued the farming tradition and was a prominent community leader. He married Emma in the early 1900s and they had eight children. First-born Percival established the Wilsford Winery in 1916, beginning the Burge winemaking tradition. Percival had two sons, Noel and Colin, and Colin and his wife Nancy had one son, Grant. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers before him, Grant now carries the winemaking tradition into the 21st century Read less

Member Reviews for Grant Burge Shiraz Barossa Vines

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Snooth User: Beaudeaux
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4.00 5
09/27/2011

Full bodied, rich, fruit palate with lovely plum and dark berry accents. Balanced tannins and acid. Very distinctive aroma, and lively full palate fruit flavors.


Snooth User: djoblong
12210125
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/20/2009

Great value Shiraz from my favourite Aussie wine stable. Lacks a little polish but a classic Aussie - big and full in the mouth, all kinds of rich berry flavours, drinks very well now and would benefit from a few years lying down.


External Reviews for Grant Burge Shiraz Barossa Vines

External Review
Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (30 min. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (15 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Grant BurgeRebsorte: 100% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/22/2010

A complex of aromas with raspberries, leather and spice dominating. Soft and easy drinking and an excellent accompaniment to a large range of foods including chargrilled steaks and casseroles.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep cherry red, with purple hues and complex aromas of blackberries, raspberries, dark cherries, black pepper, with subtle cedary oak and cured meats aromas in the background. The palate is soft and generous with flavours of fruit cake, spice, and vanillan oak and a long finish. This Barossa wine is ideal for everyday drinking, and is an exellent accompaniment to a large range of foods, including chargrilled steaks and casseroles through to hearty fish and chicken dishes.



Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacobs Creek and is still proudly family owned. Continuing the family tradition, Grant and Helen have now brought the sixth generation into the fold. Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz is a deep and vibrant red with youthful purple hues. This Shiraz triumphs complex aromas of raspberries, leather, spice and stewed fruits and fruit cake. The palate is bursting with powerful berry fruit flavours, raspberries, black currant and adding to the complexity subtle peppered spice. The Barossa Vines Shiraz has a generous palate with well balanced tannins and a long satisfying finish. This delicious Shiraz is ideal for every day drinking and is an excellent companion to roasted meats, lamb curry or hearty Italian dishes.

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