Grant Burge Balthasar Eden Valley Shiraz 2021
96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ FROM GRANT BURGE
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- 96 Point Rated James Halliday Wine Companion
- 91 Point Rated Huon Hooke The Real Review
- 5 Red Star Rated Winery James Halliday Wine Companion
- Previous Vintage 97 Point Rated Decanter World Wine Awards
Eden Valley, South Australia
|Drink now or cellar up to 10 years
Dark cherry, black plum and dried spice of nutmeg, ginger, caraway with lashings of coco powder. The fruit concentration leads to a lush, full and sweet fruit palate that is so finely textured but still dense with tannin. The fruit power persists through the palate and drives seamlessly with the tannins creating a harmonious finish with such grace and finesse.
The 2021 Vintage saw good rainfall In Autumn and desired sporadic rainfall through spring led to better than average fruit set furthermore this filled and maintained soil moisture all the way through to summer. Far cooler summer temperatures led to even ripening and slow grape maturation leading to exceptional phenolic ripeness and colour. Fermented in stainless steel with temperatures between 20-24°C. Pump overs were performed four times a day with reduced pump overs towards the end of fermentation. Gentle pressing was performed by a combination of basket and bag press. The wine was matured for 18 months in a combination of 30% new French hogsheads and 70% in 2-5 year old French hogsheads and puncheons.
96 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"There were no tricks in the vilification of the wine: machine harvested, crushed, thence static fermentation on skins; matured in French oak (30% new) for 19 months. The complex bouquet offers red and black cherry and berry fruit. The palate adding texture and structure built on neatly structured and weighted tannins. The aftertaste is lively and fresh with a juicy line – it grows each time you sip it."
91 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Deep, bright purple-red colour; stacks of chocolate and fruitcake aromas—fruitcake filled with dried fruits. There are raspberry jam and blackcurrant cordial notes as well. Supple and sumptuous in the mouth, with lashings of velvety tannins and sweet ripe fruit. Raspberry conserve and graphite, a classic Barossa/Eden style."
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