Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2012
Sourced from the Miamba vineyard near Lyndoch. Grant Burge was – up until selling out to Accolade – the largest independent land owner in the Barossa, controlling large swathes of vineyards right through the area around Lyndoch in the southern Barossa. Not anymore…
Medium red with a little purple, this immediately annnounced with chocolate wrapped plums of American oaked Shiraz, the full ripe flourish kicking in pretty quickly. There’s a little of that blueberry mint character you sometimes see in Lyndoch Shiraz, backed by an expansive, and slightly oaky palate that doesn’t quite deliver the power you’d expect after the nose, finishing with oak tannin grip.
Every bit the Grant Burge red, with each sip giving more of that red and blueberry glycerol fruit. Indeed it even looks a bit too fruity and soft in many ways (and this year’s Hillcot is a better wine).
A solid, extremely fruity Shiraz, though just a bit underpowered to be great.
Details: 14.5%, Screwcap, $28
Tasted: April 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2015-2025
Score: 16.8/20 89/100
Would I buy it? No.