Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2007 (Barossa, SA)
$20, Screwcap, 14.5%
Still (admirably) a single vineyard product, which is particularly impressive given this wines relative price. Well done Mr Burge.
Maroon purple in colour, like freshly crushed mulberries. Poignant colour that, for the nose is drenched in lovely, fat squishy berry flavours, with just a lick of sweet coconut oak. Plenty of volatility on the nose. Its almost got a Viognierish edge to the aromatics, that slightly peachy sweetness that seems very ripe and lifted indeed (hope no V weed* made it in here).
On the palate though, thoughts of the V shit are pushed to the peripherals, replaced by a quite sexy, if slightly raw & chewy palate of thick Barossan flavour. Its big, but also rounded, with firm flavours & a berried edge. After a little while the thoughts of Viognier creap back, courtsey of the sweet edges, but the positive impression is already made.
Good, young Barossan Shiraz. 17.0++