Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Planted in the early 1920s, the distinguished Filsell Vineyard is the source of fruit for Grant Burge's flagship, the highly exalted Meshach. Filsell Shiraz is affectionately known to loyal followers as the flagship Meshach Shiraz younger brother.
Planted in the early 1920s, Filsell is known to enthusiasts as one of the Barossa's most eminent vineyards, it continues to produce wines with exceptional varietal character, intense concentration and flavour. Vintage 2008 began earlier than expected, following slightly lower than average rainfall throughout the year. Individual parcels of fruit were crushed and separately fermented. The juices reached 28C at the start of ferment before cooling to 22C. Batches were pumped over thrice daily and the skins gently pressed before transfer to a selection of new and two year old American and French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments and twenty months maturation.
An incredible depth of colour, almost black, with purple hues. The bouquet is a symphony of aromas with ripe blackberries, ground cinnamon, vanilla, mocha tones and even a hint of freshly baked bread. A touch of new leather is present and complimented by toasted cashew nuts, dark chocolate and subtle aniseed. A rich and abundantly complex palate, Filsell Vineyard Shiraz is one of remarkable intensity and sumptuousness. With sweet forest berry fruit flavours, dark chocolate and intense vanilla bean this lusciously rich and full bodied wine shows all the best aspects of a classic Filsell. The rounded tannins are beautifully structured to carry this rich and weighty to a long and elegant finish.