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Wine Of The Week – Grant Burge The Holy Trinity 2007

January 28, 2012 11:37 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Grant Burge The Holy Trinity 2007Barossa, Australia

PRESS:

94 Points, James Halliday

The blend percentages are not given, but the swapping of grenache for shiraz in first place does change the dynamics with riper red plum fruit to the fore on the soft, medium-bodied palate. Excellent mouthfeel and balance.

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Grant Burge Cameron Vale

Barossa, Australia

WINE NOTES:
The grapes for this wine were picked from Grant’s Cameron Vale vineyard, which was planted between 1971 and 1975, in a fertile area between Lyndoch and Williamstown, which a portion sourced from the cool Eden Valley.  The maturity of the vines is clearly evident in the intensity and full flavour of the wine.  The 2008 vintage began earlier than expected due to an early heat wave, however the aspect of the vineyard protected the fruit allowing it to display varietal character, concentration and flavour.

TASTING NOTE:
The 2008 Cameron Vale Cabernet is inky black in colour with vibrant purple hues. The wine presents distinct varietal aromas of blackcurrant, plums and menthol with a hint of  savoury spice, courtesy of the French Oak The palate is generous with dark fruits, ripe plums, mint and chocolate supported by silkey tannins and integrated oak character. The balance of this wine endures a long and rewarding finish.

Wine Of The Week – Grant Burge Filsell Old Vine Shiraz 2008

June 22, 2011 11:04 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Filsell Wine Bottle

Barossa, Australia

91 Points — David Lawrason

This pours deep purple-ruby. Great nose – very perfumed, sweet and laden with well-integrated violets, blackberry, eucalyptus, licorice and vanilla. It’s full-bodied, dense yet very smooth and a touch sweet, with very fine tannin. Excellent focus and length, for drinking now or over the next decade. It was one of the best vintages in recent years. Tasted May 2011.

www.winealign.com (May 2011)

Wine Of The Week – Grant Burge Thorn Riesling 2008

March 23, 2011 9:34 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Grant Burge Thorn Riesling 200893 Points — James Halliday

Green-straw; voluminous lime juice aromas and flavours; good length,line and balance.

Wine Companion 2010

WINE NOTES:

The Eden Valley area of the Barossa is renowned for producing some of Australia’s finest Riesling, as the cooler climate and higher rainfall provide ideal conditions for Riesling. The fruit for this wine is sourced from 30 year old vines in the Thorn Family Eden Valley Vineyard. The 2010 vintage has proven excellent for aromatic varieties from cooler wine regions, with an even ripening period allowing the fruit to develop delicate aromatic characters while maintaining fine acidity. The fruit was harvested in the cool of night to retain true Riesling varietal characters.