Barossa Valley winery Grant Burge is releasing its annual vintage wines, which will this year include Icon wines 2016 Meshach Shiraz and 2016 Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the 2018 Filsell Shiraz.

Both 2016 and 2018 were exceptional years for reds in the Barossa, and Grant Burge Chief Winemaker Craig Stansborough said the wines in this year’s release are elegant and have great aging potential.

“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.”

He 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 Meshach Shiraz is named in honour of Grant Burge’s great-grandfather Meshach Burge, and is the flagship of the winery’s portfolio. The 2016 wine offers dominating aromatics of cinnamon, clove, dark chocolate, black pepper and mulberry, and is described by Stansborough as “an outstanding wine from an outstanding vintage”.

The 2016 Shadrach has already 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 wine, which will age gracefuly with the right cellaring, is described as featuring “great depth and sophistication, and unveils a mix of tobacco leaf, mint chocolate, cassis and freshly ground coffee on the nose”.

To celebrate Father’s Day, Grant Burge has partnered with Australian handcrafted, leather goods company Status Anxiety offering consumers a luxury wallet or watch with their Grant Burge wine purchase.

  • Spend $60 on Grant Burge red wines and receive a Status Anxiety wallet valued at RRP $49.95 (across Independent retailers nationally, 29th July – 20th September 2020 and while stocks last)
  • Spend $200 on Grant Burge wines and receive a Status Anxiety watch valued at RRP $179.95 (exclusive to Dan Murphy’s, 20th August – 20th September 2020 and while stocks last).

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).

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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