Grant Burge

Meshach Shiraz

9.385 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

On my 65th Birthday Lunch back in November 2017. I took no notes at the time but this was a classic old vine Barossa from the excellent 2010 vintage. Thanks Zeke.

On my 65th Birthday Lunch back in November 2017. I took no notes at the time but this was a classic old vine Barossa from the excellent 2010 vintage. Thanks Zeke.

Nov 19th, 2017
Jusden Aumand

2 glasses and you can skip lunch. Impressive

2 glasses and you can skip lunch. Impressive

Aug 26th, 2017
Ron R
9.3

Our convict-friends down under are flexing their muscles with this. It's a huge departure from Napa and France, so make some mental adjustments before pulling the cork.
It requires at least 4hrs in a decanter, so plan accordingly.
The nose is dominated by cedar and sandalwood, chased by jammy dark fruits. No heat on the palette, but tannins are still evident. Notes of wet asphalt, Indian spices, sweet dark cherries put a capstone on what is a flamboyant, yet restrained Shiraz. Perfect balance is attained with juicy acidity and 13.5 abv, which accounts for the lack of heat that I was expecting. This easily has another 10 years of runway ahead of it, so no rush to consume these.

Our convict-friends down under are flexing their muscles with this. It's a huge departure from Napa and France, so make some mental adjustments before pulling the cork.
It requires at least 4hrs in a decanter, so plan accordingly.
The nose is dominated by cedar and sandalwood, chased by jammy dark fruits. No heat on the palette, but tannins are still evident. Notes of wet asphalt, Indian spices, sweet dark cherries put a capstone on what is a flamboyant, yet restrained Shiraz. Perfect balance is attained with juicy acidity and 13.5 abv, which accounts for the lack of heat that I was expecting. This easily has another 10 years of runway ahead of it, so no rush to consume these.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Ron R
9.2

I got my mind right, boss...

I'm ready for this tonight. The nose is dense and heavily perfumed with sandalwood, cinnamon, incense and pepper.

The palette is sweet and completely linear. It's shed all its puppy fat, and we are down the basic components. Lots of figs, prunes and maybe linze torte. This is a very well-behaved example. The oak is evident, but not overwhelming. This still needs time to relax a little more. Give this another 3 - 5 years to further evolve.

I got my mind right, boss...

I'm ready for this tonight. The nose is dense and heavily perfumed with sandalwood, cinnamon, incense and pepper.

The palette is sweet and completely linear. It's shed all its puppy fat, and we are down the basic components. Lots of figs, prunes and maybe linze torte. This is a very well-behaved example. The oak is evident, but not overwhelming. This still needs time to relax a little more. Give this another 3 - 5 years to further evolve.

Jan 30th, 2016
Peter Mansell

Good old style Aussie Shiraz

Good old style Aussie Shiraz

Oct 22nd, 2015
Tom Lynar

Developed nose. Soft tannins. A lovely medium aged wine.

Developed nose. Soft tannins. A lovely medium aged wine.

May 14th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.3

2002 vintage - a very good wine with some age characters developing

2002 vintage - a very good wine with some age characters developing

Mar 16th, 2015
Stuart Robinson

Impact wine. Big. Bold fruit, smothered in American oak. Licorice, oak tannin. A pup.

Impact wine. Big. Bold fruit, smothered in American oak. Licorice, oak tannin. A pup.

Jan 9th, 2015
Simon Gilligan

Outstanding body and length. Lovely dark fruits

Outstanding body and length. Lovely dark fruits

Dec 25th, 2014
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Super concentrated Barossa baby-the current release- a slippery and slurpy easy-drinking shiraz (AUD 145); the trophy wine of Mr and Mrs Burge; nice coffee and raisined fruit flavours rolled into a delish mouthful of rich flavour; excellent drink now.

Super concentrated Barossa baby-the current release- a slippery and slurpy easy-drinking shiraz (AUD 145); the trophy wine of Mr and Mrs Burge; nice coffee and raisined fruit flavours rolled into a delish mouthful of rich flavour; excellent drink now.

Oct 30th, 2014