Grant Burge Abednego GSM 2014

Barossa Valley
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£37.50 per bottle
78 in stock

94 Points - James Halliday

37.5% shiraz, 35% mourvedre, 27.5% grenache, a mix of open and stainless steel fermentation, basket-pressed, 65% matured in 2500l French vats, 35% in used French oak for 16 months. As long as you are prepared to patient, this is a very distinguished Barossa Valley blend, taking it right up to McLaren Vale. Spiced red and black fruits leap from the glass on the bouquet, following through onto the fore-palate. The tannins need more time to soften, and will do so well in advance of the fruit diminishing.

Taste & Aroma

Score:94

37.5% shiraz, 35% mourvedre, 27.5% grenache, a mix of open and stainless steel fermentation, basket-pressed, 65% matured in 2500l French vats, 35% in used French oak for 16 months. As long as you are prepared to patient, this is a very distinguished Barossa Valley blend, taking it right up to McLaren Vale. Spiced red and black fruits leap from the glass on the bouquet, following through onto the fore-palate. The tannins need more time to soften, and will do so well in advance of the fruit diminishing.

James Halliday

Producer

Grant Burge Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia

Grant Burge comes from a long line of winemakers in Barossa that date back to the mid 1800’s. Grant is the fifth generation of this winemaking dynasty and formed Grant Burge Wines in 1988 with his wife Helen and in 2015, the company came under the ownership of Accolade. Grant Burge Wines continues under the leadership of chief wine maker Craig Stansborough, who has been producing wine at Grant Burge for more than 20 years and was named winemaker of the year by the Barons of Barossa in 2014. With many iconic wines in the range including the 98 point scoring Meshach Shiraz or The Holy Trinity GSM, Grant Burge wines have continued to gather much deserved acclaim.

Region

Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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