|Grant Burge Shadrach. Doing bunny shape silhouettes|
Grant Bure Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Barossa, SA)
14.5%, Cork, $100
Sourced mostly from Corryton Park, Grant Burge’s new project vineyard that sits in a lovely elevated spot down near Mt Crawford in the Eden Valley.
When I first opened this it looked hard, abrupt and awkward but 24 hours later and it’s much more settled. An old school wine this one (and an expensive one at that) though sure to satisfy many who love hearty reds.
Mint/eucalypt nose with deepset chocolate oak. A classic sort of Barossa Cab nose with just an edge of stewed characters. Dry and slightly drawn palate looks dusty but genuine in its concentration.
A solid, roughly hewn and bustling sort of a red, the appeal here centres around the weight and depth. An archetypal Australian ‘dry red’ that should live for ages.