• 5th-Generation-Shiraz

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5th Generation | Shiraz

As a fifth Generation Vigneron this range pays homage to the winemaking endeavours of Grant’s forefathers whilst showcasing the exemplary fruit and unrivalled quality which only the Barossa can produce.

All of the 5th Generation wines have been sourced from site specific, premium vineyard sites. The whites come from cooler, site specific vineyards, some from old vines (Semillon 99 and 65 year old) . All the white ferments have had extended lees contact, with some parcels matured in French oak. The reds are also from site specific, premium quality vineyards.

wine notes

2015 Shiraz

The Fruit:

The 2015 vintage in the Barossa experienced a cool winter with average rainfall. There was good sub-surface moisture leading up to budburst. December and January were cooler than average which helped to maintain healthy vines and acid retention. A reasonably dry February and mild temperatures in March provided good ripening conditions and full flavoured wine styles.

The Winemaking:

The fruit was sourced from different vineyards within the Barossa. Once harvested it was crushed and de-stemmed prior to being pressed off skins after 7 or 8 days. Both free run and pressings were used in the wine, which was then matured in a combination of American and French oak hogsheads (5% new) for 12 months.

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2015 Shiraz

The Comments:

This medium to full bodied Shiraz is vibrant purple in colour, with an aromatic bouquet of raspberry, blackberry, vanilla and star anise. The palate mirrors the aromas with sweet fruit, vanilla and soft ripe tannins. The multi-layered depth of flavour and texture, combined with a long lingering finish provide this wine with wonderful drinkability. The 5th Generation Shiraz will benefit from careful cellaring for 8 to 10 years and is a delicious match to beef and mushroom dishes.

awards and reviews

2015 Shiraz

THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

  • 2014 Shiraz
    • Bronze | 2015 Melbourne Wine Show
  • 2013 Shiraz
    • Gold | 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show

      Top Gold in class

    • Bronze | 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Show
  • 2012 Shiraz
    • Bronze | 2014 Sydney Royal Wine Show
    • Bronze | 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • James Halliday
      James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion - Jan 2014

      Excellent colour; there is an on-rush of flavours on the medium-bodied palate ranging through black fruits, licorice, bitter chocolate and vanillan oak, backed by firm tannins. Great barbecue wine.

  • 2011 Shiraz
    • 90 Points – 2013 Wine Showcase Magazine Regional Showcase
      2013 Wine Showcase Magazine Regional Showcase
    • Bronze – 2013 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
    • Bronze – 2012 Canberra National Wine Show
      2012 Canberra National Wine Show
  • 2010 Shiraz
    • 90 Points – James Halliday
      James Hallidaytasted Feb 2010

      Good colour; has far more fruit and depth than one expects at this price point; the wine has a comfortable sweetness and softness about it, deriving in part from fruit and partly from fine tannins, oak also in the mix; black cherry, fruitcake and vanilla.

    • 90 Points – James Halliday

      Good colour; has far more fruit and depth than one expects at this price point; the wine has a comfortable sweetness and softness about it, deriving in part from fruit and partly from fine tannins, oak also in the mix; black cherry, fruitcake and vanilla all intermingle.

    • Other (5 Stars) – James Halliday
      James HallidayWine Companion Aug/Sep 2012

      Good colour, has far more fruit and depth than one expects at this price point. The wine has a comfortable sweetness and softness about it, deriving in part from fruit and partly from fine tannins, oak also in the mix, black cherry, fruit cake and vanilla all intermingle.

    • Other (4 Stars) | Laeta Antonysen
      Laeta AntonysenStay in -MX Brisbane, MX Sydney Apr 2013

      When your family's been making wines for five generations, there's a good chance you know your stuff. Grant Burge impresses with this fruity and smooth shiraz with just a slight tannin. It's a rich red in colour and tastes of raspberries and strawberries. Watch out - it's easy to drink.

    • Other (4 Stars) | WineState | National | Jan 2013
      WineState, National, Jan 2013

      Great colour with savoury, tobacco-like aromas and a clean, spicy palate that is quite hot and showing a good level of tannins.

    • Other (4 Stars) | Winestate, Australia Oct 2012
      Winestate, Australia Oct 2012

      Great colour with savoury, tobacco-like aromas and a clean, spicy palate that is quite hot and showing a good level of tannins.

    • Andrew Graham
      Andrew Grahamozwinereview.com Aug 2012

      The easy standout of this new range, this shows plenty of the joy of Barossan Shiraz. It smells of sweet coconut/choc American oak, with raised sweet red cherry fruit over the top. That sweet oak gives depth to the mid weight and smooth palate, the finish a fraction raw but on the money again finishing raw and with lumpy acidity. A by-the-numbers Barossa Shiraz perhaps but delivering exactly what it should.

    • Chris Shanahan
      Chris ShanahanCanberra Times Jul 2012

      The Shiraz presents full, ripe, juicy fruit flavours and fleshiness, complete with the Barossa's signature, tender, plush tannins. The winemakers haven't intervened too much - just enough to ensure the full Barossa experience.

    • Frank Smith
      Frank SmithHave-a-Go News WA Aug 2012

      The Shiraz is deep red in colour, with aromas of dark plums, chocolate and all-spice which is lifted by heady notes of raspberries and musk. The palate is rich and ripe, with a fleshy mid-palate and fine tannins enhancing the richness of the blackberry and vanilla flavours.

    • Gary Walsh
      Gary WalshThe Wine Front Jul 2012

      I taste a fare amount of wine and a heap of them don't get a review, and then there's those that just fire you up a bit and some that hit the quality/value/availability button square on. This falls into the latter category, and that's not bad think of course. The amount of labels produced by this winery is huge. It's cuddly, approachable and tasty, but best of all it's just really well balanced Barossa Shiraz. Black Forest cake, regional coal, a little mint and subtle oak. Medium to full bodied, amply fruited with dark cherry and black fruit, smooth and flush with pliant ripe tannin and of an easy unforced nature. No issues with alcohol or portiness - no bumps or scares - just a lovely flavoursome drinking Shiraz that's ready to go. Spot On.

    • Huon Hooke
      Huon HookeNov 2012

      Deep red colour, purple edge. Black fruit and aniseed aromas. Nicely concentrated, deep and solid in the mouth. Full-bodied and fleshy, good density and firm tannic structure. Not a lot of detail at this stage. This could take some cellar time.

    • Michael Southern
      Michael SouthernPittwater Life Aug 2012

      The Shiraz has lots of dark plummy flavours and chocolate and all spice, lifted by heady notes of raspberries and musk. It has all the characteristics of a good shiraz, pepper and spice with a good full body and all the hallmarks of a Grant Burge wine.

    • Mike Frost
      Mike FrostCourier Mail Aug 2012

      This new line from Barossa-based Grant Burge honours his fore fathers. The shiraz shows generous dark and red berry fruit on the nose and palate, with a touch of oak and soft tannins on the finish. Enjoy over the next year or two with a grilled steak or beef rissoles.

    • National Liquor News, Australia, Sep 2012
      National Liquor News, Australia, Sep 2012

      Aromas of ripe plum and dark cherries, with raspberry, chocolate and vanilla character.

    • News Weekly NSW Sep 2012
      News Weekly NSW Sep 2012

      Grant Burge is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in winemaking in the Barossa Valley. Such a long and distinguished history deserves to be celebrated and here they do it with their '5th Generation' Shiraz. A Barossa icon in itself, Shiraz from the region displays ripe, dense and complex fruit weight and the '5th Generation' delivers on all fronts. A delicious mid-palate followed by sublime length of flavour round out a fantastic Barossa Shiraz buy.

    • Ross Noble
      Ross NobleMt Barker Courier Aug 2012

      The Grant Burge 5th Generation Barossa Shiraz 2012 makes a stunning debut in terms of value and quality. Dark cherry and red plum aromas precede a palate packed with ripe raspberry, dark chocolate and vanilla into a long finish. It was superb with sirloin steak.

    • Ross Noble
      Ross NobleMt Barker Courier SA Sep 2012

      Value. The Grant Burge 5th Generation shiraz is no Meshach but it is a very satisfying shiraz with a generously flavoured palate of raspberry, dark chocolate and vanilla.

    • Winsor Dobbin
      Winsor DobbinCiao Aug 2012

      This has quintessentially Barossan plum and dark cherry aromas, rich, deep dark, berry flavours with chocolate and vanilla notes and some appealing softness on the palate. Great with roasts.

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWine Spectator 2011

      Broad and generous, with a spicy edge to the plum and pomegranate flavours, finishing with cherry character.

  • 2008 Shiraz
    • 90 Points – Natalie MacLean
      Natalie MacLeanHomemakers magazine - August 2010

      This red has amazing fruit depths with luscious texture, smoke and mint. Its full-bodied weight is balanced with a supple texture.
      Pair with: Rapini and Goat Cheese Cannelloni, or flame-grilled sausages

    • Bronze – 2010 New Zealand International Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2009 Hobart Wine Show
    • Other (commended) – 2009 International Wine Challenge
    • Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh
      Campbell Mattinson & Gary WalshThe Big Red Wine Book 2010/11

      It falls just short in the finish but for the most part, this is a delicious wine. It tastes of sweet, ripe blackberry and cherry fruit flavour, mixed with a healthy helping of vanillin, almost custard-like oak. Cherries and custard - no wonder it's a winner. It's well worth buying this one.

    • Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin | April 2010
      Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - April 2010

      …. rather wonderful offering from Mr Burge. It is, to put it bluntly, yummy a luscious and rich wine, dark and full with ripe berries on the palate and lovely dry finish. There's also a hint of plums and peppers in there and frankly don't buy one - buy at least half a dozen. Teamed with char-grilled red meat, the shiraz is a ripper

    • Winestate Magazine - October 2010 **Also listed in "Top 40 best buys under $20" October 2010
      Winestate Magazine - October 2010 **Also listed in "Top 40 best buys under $20" October 2010

      Lovely jammy fruit intensity, with the oak starting to integrate seamlessly.

    • Winestate, Top 40 best buys under $20, October 2010
      Winestate, Top 40 best buys under $20, October 2010

      Lovely jammy fruit intensity, with the oak starting to integrate seamlessly.

  • 2006 Shiraz
    • 92 Points – James Halliday
      James Halliday2010 Australian Wine Companion

      Medium-bodied; effusive red and black fruit flavours supported by ripe tannins and restrained oak; attractive wine; good length

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWine Spectator USA April 2009

      TOP VALUES: Australian Reds $25 or less. This is silky with sweet blackberry and cream aromas and flavours that linger effortlessly on the refreshing finish.

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Oct 2008

      Smooth and round, with an appealing core of black cherry, tobacco and spice flavours that linger nicely.

  • 2005 Shiraz
    • Gold – 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition
    • Bronze – 2007 New Zealand International Wine Show
    • Other (Commended) – 2007 International Wine Challenge
    • Ray Isle
      Ray IsleFood & Wine USA-October 2008

      Great Values from Barossa. One of the Barossa's top wine producers, Grant Burge first released this straightforward red bottling a few years back. It's aged for 14months in a combination of French and American oak, giving it some intriguing spice notes.

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Oct 2007

      Ripe and supple. A mouthful of dark fruit, with cherry and liquorice flavours that linger against crisp tannins on the round finish.

    • winereviewonline.com, Wine with Cheese, August 2007
      winereviewonline.com, Wine with Cheese, August 2007

      Another example of a youthful, brash red that seemed to soften and quite down with the cheeses. It has plenty of flavour so was never in danger of being overwhelmed, but also never seemed dominant to the point of distraction.

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Sep 2006

      Bright and appealing for its lime and green pear flavours.

    • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 07
      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 07

      Ruby-red. Subdued cherry and plum on the nose, which opens slowly to show bitter chocolate and candied liquorice. Tangy, youthfully taut dark berry flavours possess good energy and cut but seem a tad clenched now. Will this gain in flesh with a bit of time in bottle?

  • 2004 Shiraz
    • Silver – 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2005 Barossa Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2006 New Zealand Liquorland Top 100
    • Other (Seal of Approval) – 2006 International Wine Challenge London
    • Other (Grand Prix D'Excellence Collection of the Year) – 2006 Hamburger Wein Salon

      Grand Prix D’Exellence as “Collection of the Year”

    • Peter Forrestal
      Peter ForrestalQuaff.com April 2007

      2004 Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz- Terrific Shiraz from Grant Burge's revamped Barossa Vines Range and the excellent 2004 vintage.

    • Ralph Kyte-Powell
      Ralph Kyte-PowellThe Age Melbourne, Feb 2007

      Grant Burge's Barossa Vines range has a smart new label. Quality remains very good and the price is agreeable. This shiraz meets the nose with dark berries, caramel, spice and a hint of chocolate. It has good flavour development, even if it's a little simple. Intensity is 01< and tannins are mild. Good value.
      Food ideas: Lamb cutlets; lasagne.

    • Ralph Kyte-Powell
      Ralph Kyte-PowellSydney Morning Herald 'Good Living' May 2007

      Honest value and good character are the hallmarks of Grant Burge's Barossa Vines wines. This one has juicy berry, caramel and sweet spice aromas. The palate has good flavour development, a touch of chocolate richness ands mild tannins. It's an easy to like type.

    • W.Blake Gray
      W.Blake GraySan Francisco Chronicle, July 2007

      2004 Grant Burge Barossa Shiraz Grant Burge is a fifth-generation winemaker in Australia's Barossa Valley who has the odd penchant for giving his wines somewhat religious names, like the Holy Trinity. Have faith in the enduring deliciousness in this wine, because on first taste it seems rather one-note, with straightforward bright cherry fruit. But this is a wine that will ace one of the most important tests of quality -- the empty-bottle test. It just keeps getting more likable.

    • Harvey Steiman
      Harvey SteimanDaily Wine Picks, WineSpectator.com May 2006

      Ripe in flavour, but not too hearty, achieving a nice balance of focused plum and berry fruit against fine tannins and not too much alcohol.

    • Jerry Shriver
      Jerry ShriverUSA Today, print and web September 2006

      2004 Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia, I tasted this along with some comparably price Syrahs and Shirazes from California and South Africa and it showed a personality that the others lacked. Call it guts, call it earthiness, call me over for another round of this Down Under gem. This is the kind of good-value Shiraz that Australia used to do so well before the genre became a boring mishmash of vanilla-scented red raspberry juice. As soon as the weather cools a little more, try this with lamb stew.

    • Winereviewonline.com, Wine with Meatloaf, April 2006
      Winereviewonline.com, Wine with Meatloaf, April 2006

      Grant Burge, who comes from a long line of Australian Winemakers, has crafted an intense, lush Shiraz bursting with plums and berries, spice and oak. To one of us, the wine accentuated the sweetness of the tomato catsup; to the other, the wine's ripe fruitiness was itself a kind of condiment.

    • Winexmagazine, US, May 06 www.winexmagazine.com
      Winexmagazine, US, May 06 www.winexmagazine.com

      A deep tissue massage from a masseuse you call mommy - black and blue fruit, spice and elbows deep in eucalyptus.

    • skinnywine.com Weekend wine column, September 2000
      skinnywine.com Weekend wine column, September 2000

      Deep and full of ripe red, blackberry and plum fruit and laced with black pepper that lingers on the moderate finish. Nicely balanced and easy to like.

  • 2003 Shiraz
    • Decanter, September 2006
      Decanter, September 2006

      Eucalyptus perfume with some elegance. Lifted acidity over ripe yet defined fruit and tannins.

    • James Halliday
      James HallidayWine Companion 2006

      Direct, straightforward plum and blackberry fruit; doesn't show 14.5% alcohol; fine tannins.

    • Midwest Wine Connection Annual Aussie Top 15. March 2006
      Midwest Wine Connection Annual Aussie Top 15. March 2006

      Well-developed. Gobs of flavour. Stands out among its peers.

    • Robert Whitley
      Robert WhitleyWineReviewOnLine.com USA, February 2006

      This is very, very good Shiraz for the money, with lots of concentration and character and without the simple, superficial, raspberry fluff of the mass-market versions. Flavours are gutsy dark berry and the flesh is very concentrated and intense, with real depth and intensity. Tarry and massive, this calls for big food like grilled lamb chops or stew.

    • The Wine Report Tasting Panel, www.winesimple.com USA, April 2006
      The Wine Report Tasting Panel, www.winesimple.com USA, April 2006

      Almost black in colour, this Barossa jewel offered aromas of wood, liquorice, anise and caramel. Its solid acidity paired with flavours of tart cranberry, cherry, olive and soy sauce made this wine a pleasant drink, according to scorers. A bit of alcohol heat was detected on the finish, along with pleasant bitterness.
      Food Friendliness: This wine could handle a pretty big meal, so fire up the grill and toss on the steaks.

  • 2002 Shiraz
    • Gold – 2003 Barossa Wine Show
    • Silver – 2003 Hobart Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2004 Hobart Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2003 Canberra Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2003 Adelaide Wine Show
  • 2001 Shiraz
    • Silver – 2003 NZ Liquorland International Wine Competition
    • Bronze – 2002 Barossa Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2002 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2002 Hobart Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2002 Canberra Wine Show
    • Other (4.5 Stars) – Paddy Kendler
      Paddy KendlerHerald Sun, November 26, 2002

      This is a beaut young red featuring rich, ripe berry and sweet spice aromas and flavours, dense but smooth texture and satisfying effect. There are only a few reds under $15 that offer this amount of appealing flavour within such a plump and robust body and structure. Barossa Vines is up there with the best in its class…

    • Jeff Collerson
      Jeff CollersonThe Daily Telegraph, 12 February 2003

      Excellent value for Shiraz made from 100 per cent Barossa Valley fruit, and from one of the area’s leading winemakers. A crowd-pleasing red with spicy blackberry and earthy aromas driving the bouquet. Minty chocolate characteristics in the mouth. Overall palate soft and round with good extract and weight. A Beauty for the Barbie.

    • Ray Jordan
      Ray JordanThe West Australian Fresh, 9 January 2003

      This is a beautiful value-for-money shiraz showing nice minty fruit with deep plumy flavours and a fragrant mix of spices and black pepper. Fine tannins and a silky velvety palate complete an eminently drinkable wine. It’s a nice well-made drink from the Barossa.

    • Bill Thompson
      Bill ThompsonThe Sunday Times, September 2002

      This is pure Barossa fruit made by a guy who loves shiraz and is besotted by the Barossa. It’s deep with dark berry fruit flavours, has a pleasant earthy character and well-integrated old oak. Above all, it’s well made and a fine example of gutsy Aussie shiraz that will slip down well with the Sunday roast.

  • 2000 Shiraz
    • Bronze – 2001 Canberra Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2002 Dallas Wine Show
    • Wine Spectator June 2002
      Wine Spectator June 2002

      Smooth and polished wine, with bright red cherry and red plum flavours, shaded nicely with fresh anise and mineral notes. Good value in Barossa-grown Shiraz.

  • Shiraz
    • Bronze | 2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show
    • 2010 Shiraz
      • Silver – 2012 International Wine Challenge
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWinespectator.com 2011

        Lean and focused, this offers a polished mouthful of cherry, tobacco and coffee flavours that linger against modest tannins.

    • 2009 Shiraz
      • Bronze – 2011 International Wine Challenge UK
      • Bronze – 2010 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit
      • Jeff Poole
        Jeff Poolefinewinedelivery.co.nz Feb 2012

        Perhaps the greatest winery in the Barossa, revered for the great Meshach Shiraz, Grant Burge has been awarded every major trophy and medal in Australia. We almost never see a Grant Burge wine under $20, and never expected to, until a recent visit to Australia revealed this restaurant-only gem. We immediately sourced this exclusively for our customers. It’s rich, thick and silky with layers of dark fruit, blueberries and cream, chocolate, coffee and spice.

      • cheapwinefinder.com Mar 2011
        cheapwinefinder.com Mar 2011

        This sexy Shiraz hails from family owned Grant Burge Wines located on the banks of the Jacobs Creek smack dab in the middle of the sweet spot of Southern Australia wines - Barossa Valley. It's like this: think sexy Miranda Kerr wearing a dark, intense red wine coloured outfit from her place of employment. Oh yeah, it's spicy, smoky, silky and tastes as good as it looks. Imagine her taking a bath in dark chocolate and spilling some blueberries and cream over her shoulders like in an 80's video. Tastes like that. And the finish is just like the now freshly-bathed Miranda - smoking hot. Drink it in the bath with Miranda, or with grilled meats. It's 12 months in oak allow to stand right up to a nice Greek Chicken.

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Oct 2011

        On the light side, with a gritty texture around a lithe core of raspberry and spice.

      • Joelle Thomson
        Joelle ThomsonWeekend Press, Dominion Post & Waikato Times NZ Dec 2011

        Wines of the Week - Recession Buster! Here's a refreshing Australian red: A Shiraz I can actually drink more than one glass of, thanks to it's savoury flavours. And thanks to wine lover Matt Deller, fine wine specialist at the Fine Wine Delivery Company in Auckland, who has secured an allocation of this top-value red for Kiwi drinkers.

      • Lindsay Saunders
        Lindsay SaundersWeekend Gold Coast Bulletin Aug 2011

        We're fans of Mr Burge's work and this red did nothing to change that. Full, rich and robust in a good shirazy kind of way, there's chocolate and blueberries on the nose backed up with lush, red berry flavours in the mouth. Next time we unscrew one of these we'll aim to have our rather fab Greek-inspired lamb salad to go with it.

      • Joshua Raynolds
        Joshua RaynoldsStephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Jul 2010

        Bright violet, Fresh red berries and cherry on the nose, with notes of white pepper and clove adding complexity. Slightly pinched on entry but gains flesh and suppleness in the mid-palate and offers sweet dark berry and floral flavours. Finishes with lingering sweetness and repeating nots of dark fruit and spice.

    • 2007 Shiraz
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Jun 2009

        Crisp, with a firm feel to the green olive-scented berry flavours.

    • 2006 Shiraz
      • 92 Points – James Halliday

        Medium-bodied; effusive red and black fruit flavours supported by ripe tannins and restrained oak; attractive wine; good length.

      • Other (commended) – 2008 International Wine Challenge
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Jan 2009

        This is silky, with sweet blackberry and cream aromas and flavours that linger effortlessly on the refreshing finish. Drink now.

      • Taloussanomat Finland Nov 2007
        Taloussanomat Finland Nov 2007

        Very dark and intensive red. Tastes as it looks – full-bodied and generous. Delicious, a bit simple but professionally made. A wine that warms up the winter eves. Price-quality relation in order.

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