Grant Burge Balthasar Shiraz 2009 (Eden Valley, SA)
14.5%, Cork, $35
The vintage may say 2009 but this a throwback wine – built 90s style, with the rich, ultra-toasty oak that reminds me simply of the 1998 vintage (where new oak was the only way).
Not without charm and will please many.
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? Not quite. But this has a place.
Buy online: Grant Burge website