Shadrach is serious full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that is the flagship Cab for Grant Burge.
Released with a few careful years rest in the winery cellar, it's a red that straddles the fence between ripe Barossa fruit and then structure and elegance.
With a monster 96 points from James Halliday and a long, celebrates history of sky-high points and positive reviews, this is undeniably fine red wine just itching to be in your cellar.
Concentrated super premium Barossa Cabernet. One of South Australia's most iconic Cabernet wines. Deep notes of tobacco, cassis and chocolate with fine integrated oak tannins. Great cellaring potential 10+ years.
One of the largest landholders in the Barossa, Grant Burge wines is a bastion of well made, value for money wines. Drawing on depth of experience in the region, Grant Burge and his wife Helen established the brand in 1988 and have developed a formidable range of wines across a broad spectrum of price points. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. John worked as a winemaker at Hillside Vineyards and his love of viticulture was passed onto his son Meshach, who continued the tradition making his first wine in 1865, while becoming a prominent community leader. Meshach married Emma in 1883 and they had eight children. First-born Percival established the Wilsford Winery near Lyndoch in 1928. Percival had two sons, Noel and Colin, and Colin and his wife Nancy had one son, Grant. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers before him, Grant carried the winemaking tradition into the 21st century. Grant Burge Wines came under the ownership of the Accolade Wines' family of brands in 2015. Since then, the winery has flourished both nationally and internationally.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Identical vinification to the '12, even though the vintage wasn't up to the Olympian heights of '12. As it is, blackberry fruit provides the core of the palate, new oak a significant support, along with the expected oak an tannins.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Deep, rich red with a fleck of purple, excellent colour for its age. The bouquet is tremendously rich in fruitcake, Christmas pudding/panforte kinds of aromas, chocolate too, and dried figs. A hint of mint emerged later. A lot of oak has been employed, but it’s not overly oaky as such. A big, solid, full-bodied wine of concentration and density, with a long, resonant finish.
CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT
Sturdy cabernet with plenty of heft. Generally well balanced. A big, Barossan, tannin-strewn red as much as it is cabernet, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Ferrous qualities, blackberries, gum leaves and choc-mint. Lots of dry, rusty tannin. Still looks youthful, still has many years ahead.