Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2010
Barossa Valley, Australia
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Community Score: 4.4/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 284091
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Grant Burge
Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.
Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2010 Wine Review
Lots of toasty oak and black fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, smooth and savoury. A long, satisfying finish with dark spices and black pepper. This Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2010 was reviewed by July 7, 2012 Natalie MacLean
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Mark Britton rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review: The overly aggressive licorice flavours take away from an otherwise decent wine. Strong black fruit are a bit off balance from the strong french oak. Overall however pretty much what you should expect from a Barossa Shiraz and not bad value at $21.95.
THE FRUIT The fruit is grown in the Miamba vineyard at the southern end of the Barossa, near the town of Lyndoch. The Miamba vineyard has a long viticultural history, but when Grant bought it in 1983 it was completely bare. Careful planting and sustainable practices have returned this block back to its former glory. The 2010 vintage was outstanding in the Barossa, where a mild summer allowed even ripening and retention of natural acidity as well as the development of concentrated flavours. THE WINEMAKING After crushing and de-stemming, the fruit was fermented in 4, 7 and 11 tonne fermenters and pumped over 3 times daily for 8 days to extract colour and flavour as well as helping control the temperature of the ferment. This wine was pressed directly into new French oak hogsheads and older oak barrels to complete both fermentation and secondary malolactic fermentation. These components then remained in oak for several months before being blended. The entire blend was then transferred back into oak where it was left to mature for a further 18 months before bottling. The 2010 Miamba Shiraz is vivid purple in colour. The wine displays vibrant aromas of dark fruits, blueberries, mocha and savoury spices. The palate is complex, with concentrated flavours of spiced plums, blackberries, musk and cracked pepper layered with grainy tannins and a lengthy finish. The oak treatment of this wine has evolved from previous vintages, with fermentation and maturation conducted in a greater proportion of French and European oak barrels. We believe has refined the style and structure of the wine. Enjoy now with Beef and red wine jus, or cellar for up to 10 years
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Serve Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2010 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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