The Grant Burge name is an intrinsic part of Australia’s fine wine heritage thanks to the powerful, old-vine Meschach Shiraz. Here’s your chance to secure three bottles from the Oustatnding 2016 vintage, plus a bonus bottle of Nebu Cabernet Shiraz – with savings of 33%.
Meshach is Grant Burge’s flagship wine and is the ground on which their reputation was forged. It’s a wine that drives demand at auction, hence its ‘Outstanding’ Classification. The 2016 vintage sits ‘comfortably in the top three Meshachs ever made’ and is a ‘reflection of one of the great Barossa vintages’ according to Chief Winemaker, Craig Stansborough. Rated 96 points by the Wine Advocate, who describe it as ’full-bodied, velvety and rich, it's tannic and built to age’. It’s a wine that will reward you for many years to come.
Then, your bonus. On to the bonus. Not one to rest on their laurels, Nebu Cabernet Shiraz is a new addition to the Grant Burge portfolio, and if this maiden vintage is anything to go by, it looks set for a very bright future indeed. Once again the quality of the 2016 vintage shines through loud and clear, which is why the Wine Companion’s glowing 94-point review describes it as ’a full-bodied blend stacked with all things vinous: plum, blackberry, mocha and chocolate’.
60+ yo vines with around 18 months in a combination of new and older French and American oak. A wine with undoubted richness and power, but there's a controlled, almost taut feel about it as well. There's plenty of ripe fruit and oak, but there's also a minerally quality running through it with firm, but not overwhelming, tannin keeping a tight rein.
95 points, Wine Companion (January 2020)
The 2016 Meshach Shiraz is a blend of several old-vine parcels located between Rowland Flat and Tanunda and yields that average between one and two tonnes per acre. Matured a year and a half in 18% new French oak hogsheads, with the balance from second to sixth use, it exhibits aromas of cigar box (vanilla, cedar and spice) alongside ripe blackberry and mulberry fruit. Full-bodied, velvety and rich, it's tannic and built to age but isn't entirely unapproachable. With its concentration and length, it looks to have solid aging potential—up to 15 years or more.
96 points, Wine Advocate (February 2021)
Sourced from old vines in the southern Barossa Valley, this offers some deep, richly spicy aromas with ripe red plums, blackberries, roasted coffee and chocolate. The palate has tarry accents to the bold, blackberry flavors. Long, dense and intense palate. Very layered. Lots of dark plums and berries. Impressive, full-bodied and so youthful.
94 points, JamesSuckling.com (August 2020)
A full-bodied blend stacked with all things vinous: plum, blackberry, mocha and chocolate on the bouquet and palate alike. Maturation in French oak (plenty new) has rounded the abundant ripe tannins into soft piles of support. The balance, too, is very good.
94 points, Wine Companion (September 2018)
It’s a throaty red. Big and well shaped. It pounds blackcurrant, toast, saltbush and coffee-cream flavours all the way from start to finish. Tannin here is very fine but it’s also assertive; it’s only two years old but the fruit itself has some leathery development, in a positive way. And in any case, you’d reckon it will develop and mature for a good while yet; both the tannin and oak here lend a sturdiness. It’s old school in a good way.
93 points, The Wine Front (August 2018)
A blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz that offers much on the way of blueberries and blackberries. A powerfully expressed, long web of tannin that is packed with fruit flavor.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (August 2020)
Barossa ValleyColonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.