Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz 2002

The “Meshach” is Grant Burge’s flagship wine.  And fly the flag it did.  The fruit from the 2002 was handpicked from the “Filsell” vineyard from near 100 year old vines, and the wine completed its elevage in mostly American oak.  For Barossa shiraz, this is an impeccable pedigree.

I tasted the 2002 Meshach in a blind line-up of a few shiraz from the Barossa from the same year, and it was easily the best wine on offer.  Ruby in colour, the wine is bright, with a few legs around the glass.  Its aroma is developing, with notes of dark plums, spices (nutmeg), Christmas cake and a touch of menthol.  The palate is dry, with medium acidity and tannins, and is a full bodied expression of Barossa shiraz, with a pronounced intensity of flavour of spiced plums and earth and long length.  This wine will age effortlessly for years to come, and is an outstanding wine due to its length and primary fruit expression.  96 points (outstanding)

Abv: not recorded
Price: $130
Vendors: Oak Barrel
Tasted: February 2012

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