Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Grapes are sourced from exceptional Barossa vineyards which Grant Burge judges are worthy of his estate flagship, hand picked parcels exhibiting a rare intensity of character, structure and finesse. A solid backbone of Cabernet grown to Burge's own Corryton Park property in Eden Valley, flows seamlessly with the pick of fruit grown to superior vineyards lower down the Barossa hills, all characterized by their concentration of rich flavours. A Barossa Cabernet of rare virtue, to be decanted before service and treated to the alchemy of a judicious breathing.
Grant Burge's Corryton Park vineyard, one of the highest and coolest in the greater Barossa region, contributes most of the fruit. The balance is sourced from the finest Cabernet sites on the Barossa Valley floor. Harvest commences when the grapes achieve the ripest and most optimal Baume. Shadrach is treated to a traditional vinification in open static fermenters for a week, a portion of fruit is left on skins for an extended maceration developing structure and longevity. The balance completes primary and malolactic ferments in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for twenty one months, followed by a term of two or three years in bottle before release.
Dark plum colour. Concentrated aromas of blackberry, liquorice and eucalypt with hints of choc-mint and vanilla bean. The palate is full bodied with complex bramble characters, plum and blueberry, cassis and the delicacy of mint, all spice and tobacco notes. A rich middle palate is followed by fine tannins and exceptional length. The epitome of grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, to accompany the finest gourmandise.