The newly released Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz 2016 demonstrates the continued evolution of Barossa Valley Shiraz.
Grant Burge chief winemaker Craig Stansborough puts it thus:
“As an industry, there’s no doubt that oak is being toned down and we’re looking for more fruit vibrancy and more purity in our wines.
“I think the Barossa has followed that lead as well… That gloopy, alcoholic, syrupy Barossa Shiraz, I think it’s now the minority.
“If I go back a couple of years, it’s probably the other way around.”
Pouring an impenetrably deep purple, the Meshach Shiraz 2016 offers a rich, complex bouquet of black fruits, clove and potpourri fragrance.
It’s on the denser side of medium-bodied, with silky tannins propelling a long and luscious finish.
A voluptuous, brassy red showcasing the Barossa’s singular richness and intensity in a more contemporary style that is high on drinkability, even in its youth.