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2014 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre

The Fruit:

The 2014 vintage came with highs and lows beginning with promising rainfall in the winter followed by a drier than average spring and weather extremes in the summer. Due to the overall dry growing season, crop levels were very low. However, they produced extremely high quality red wines with great colour and magnificent structure and optimal flavour ripeness. Daly Road Shiraz Mourvèdre is a wine which combines two classic Barossa varieties of Shiraz (84%) and Mourvèdre (16%), to produce a silky smooth intriguing blend.

The Winemaking:

The wine batches of Shiraz and Mourvèdre were carefully chosen by the winemakers for their silky smooth tannins, varietal characteristics and balance.
The different grape varieties were fermented separately, followed by a short maceration on skins for 4 to 5 days. Once complete the wine was matured for 16 months in a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak hogsheds that were predominantly between 3 and 4 years old so that the fruit characteristics were preserved.


2014 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre

The Comments:

Deep purple with garnet hues this wine is intensely perfumed with wildberry fruits, blood plums, sweet and earthy spices and heady violet and cherry-blossom florals to create an intoxicating bouquet. The palate is slick and spicy with fresh blueberries and blackberries, Blackforest cake with cherry compote, cinnamon, sandalwood, french vanilla and couverture chocolate. The palate is rich yet silky-soft with supple tannins, incredible balance and generous length of flavour. The soft, silky texture of the palate and symphony of decadent flavours combine to create a wine of both richness and finesse that drinks beautifully while youthful and vibrant, but will also delight as it ages and develops a more savoury complexity over the next 5-10 years.
This wine will improve with short-term cellaring, and is an impressive accompaniment to beef dishes or traditional roast pork.

awards and reviews

2014 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre


  • 2012 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre
    • Silver | 2014 Wine Showcase Magazine
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    • Bronze | 2014 Sydney Royal Wine Show
    • Mike Frost | Sept 2014
      Mike Frost Courier Mail Brisbane

      There's rich dark berry and plum fruit on the nose and palate of this product of the excellent 2012 Barossa vintage, along with some spice and restrained oak. It would be a good accompaniment to richer red meat dishes or roast leg of pork over the next few years.


  • 2010 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre
    • 93 Points – Tony Keys
      Tony KeysThe Key Review May 2012

      Great value red.

    • 91 Points | James Halliday
      James HallidayMar 2012

      Clear crimson; has great freshness on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate; clever work in the winery has given a silky, supple mouthfeel to the wine, the focus on red and black cherry inviting early consumption.

    • Silver – 2011 Adelaide Wine Show
    • Silver – 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition
    • Bronze – 2012 International Wine Challenge
    • Other (Commended) – 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Other (Commended) – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Other (4 Stars) | Chris Shanahan
      Chris ShanahanCanberra Times Mar 2012

      If you like full juicy Barossa wines, you'll fall in love with Grant Burge's vibrant purple-rimmed shiraz Mourvedre blend. This is big and ripe but genteel Barossa - capturing the tender, slurpy fruitiness of shiraz, tempered by the savour, spice and firm tannins of Mourvedre. The blend is 60 % shiraz and 40% Mourvedre, all from Burge's Daly Road vineyard located near Lyndoch, at the southern end of the Barossa Valley.

    • Winestate Magazine, AUS, Oct 2013
      Winestate Magazine, AUS, Oct 2013

      Intriging, slightly funky frangrances and big, mouthfilling, sweet plum fruit flavours.

    • Michael Southern
      Michael SouthernPittwater Life Mar 2012

      The shiraz Mourvedre comes from the Daly Road vineyard which has been producing great grapes for many years from sandy loam soils and the Lyndoch microclimate which produce finely textured wines of great complexity. It is an immediately approachable wine.

    • Sip your Style May 2012
      Sip your Style May 2012

      The first word that springs to mind when tasting this wine is - "yummy". It is juicy in blackberry fruit with spicy overtones, soft in texture yet full-bodied and lingering and spicy to finish. It's a wine that is enjoyable on its own - very enjoyable actually as I was cooking spaghetti Bolognese for friends - but luckily there was sufficient to share with my friends over our meal.

    • Laeta Antonysen
      Laeta AntonysenMX in NSW, VIC, QLD

      As the name suggests, this dark Barossa beauty is a blend of shiraz (60 per cent) and Mourvedre (the rest). It's full of spice and tannins with a hint of cinnamon and star anise. Perfect to warm you up on a cold night.

  • 2008 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre
    • Gold – 2011 International Wine Challenge UK
    • Bronze – 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Winestate

      Lovely example of a shiraz blended with a complementary variety. Plums and spices on the nose and wonderfully ripe fruit palate with well-handled oak.

  • 2007 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre
    • 90 Points – James Halliday
      James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2011

      Another Grant Burge wine to defy the '07 odds, with a bright array of red fruits in a fluid, medium-bodied framework; appealing juicy finish.

    • Bronze – 2009 Perth Royal Wine Show
  • 2006 Daly Road Shiraz Mourvedre
    • Winestate Jun 2009
      Winestate Jun 2009

      Lean and leafy and quite advanced. Some dried herbs on the nose and sweet blackcurrants in the mouth.

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