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Campbells Bobbie Burns Shiraz

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Bobbie Burns was a Scottish poet, and one of Scotland's national treasures, and this namesake shiraz certainly has a poetic elegance courtesy of a cooler, wetter year. There's quite a bit of dark fruit on the nose, along with a touch of spice and cedar. Meanwhile, the palate is more medium-bodied and slinky, with a bit of grip to the tannins, and a spiced berry finish. Excellent with some lamb. 

Winemaker's Notes

Deep dark red with purple hues. The nose has real depth, almost brooding, dark plums and blackberry perfectly integrated with the more elegant characters of black pepper and aniseed, a hint of spicy oak sitting in the background. This wine reflects the vintage it is full bodied with mouth filling plum and mulberry fruit yet the palate is beautifully structured with layers of fine tannin and complimentary characters of liquorice ironstone and cacoa. A wonderful vintage that could be very special in time.

After fermentation on skins for six to seven days using closed and rotary fermenters, the wine was subsequently aged for a period of 12 months in a mixture of new to three year old premium French and American barrels.

The 2013 Bobbie Burns Shiraz is from a vintage where everything worked in our favour, the long ripening period has produced wines full of flavour balanced with structure and length. Our long history with this wine suggests it will continue to develop in the bottle for a further 10-12 years. Enjoy now with a Moroccan spice rubbed fillet of beef or over time with slow braised beef or lamb.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Reviews & Accolades

"A Rutherglen icon – showing the true power of the Rutherglen shiraz fruit with the tannin structure for longevity. For more than forty years our Bobbie Burns Shiraz has enjoyed a reputation for being of consistently high quality. This 44th vintage is a fine example of the style we seek for our Bobbie Burns Shiraz."
Colin Campbell

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Campbells Bobbie Burns Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Campbell Mattinson (2010 Vintage) says
The Wine Front, June
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A smooth, measured and approachable medium to long term wine of depth and richness. Backed by sweet vanilla/ coconut oak, its dusty, peppery bouquet of raspberries, redcurrants, cassis and plums precedes a pliant, ripe and juicy palate. A creamy, sumptuous presence of brightly lit small berry and dark plum flavours, toasty vanilla oak and spicy undertones finishes with length and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
This release is bang on. It was a hot, torrid vintage but they’ve come out of it with flying colours. Chicory, raspberry, sweet blueberries and iodine. Gorgeous fleshiness. Warmth. Juicy finish. Smoky aftertaste. I’d treat it as a ‘drink now’ and I mean that in the best possible way – because it’s a beautiful drink right now.
The Wine Front, June 2011 2011
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Happy birthday, Bobbie - forty this year! A richly fruited fellow, with dense blueberry, blackcurrant and plum fruit. Juicy and approachable with a velvet tannin coat.
Wine100, September Edition 2011
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
An honest-to-goodness Rutherglen shiraz that shows plenty of composure, with plum and summer berries on the nose, some dry, earthy complexity and cedary oak well integrated. The palate's powerful yet not aggressive: plenty of fleshy plum fruit swings wide, and tannins glide through the finish in balanced form.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, clear red-purple; an elegant wine, a far cry from the 16% alcohol Bobbie Burns wines of bygone days; has a mix of supple, perfectly ripe, plum (mainly) and blackberry fruit, oak and tannins both balanced and integrated.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
A family company, Campbells has been producing great-quality shiraz from its Rutherglen property for years. The tradition continues. This seems a touch lighter than the past couple of releases, though the slurpability factor is still very high. Fans of this label are sure to enjoy drinking this release. It has flavours of ironstone, blackberries, boysenberries and the merest whisper of toasty chocolate. Pretty much in the groove, once again. You can drink this at the table, or indeed by itself.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A charming, luxuriant and finely made shiraz of weight and harmony. It's scented with sweet, fragrant raspberries, dark cherries, dark plums and seasoned chocolate/vanilla oak backed by suggestions of spice and cedar. Velvet-smooth and handsomely but not excessively rich, its brambly palate of sweet dark fruit is underpinned by fine, pliant tannins, finishing with length and balance.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A well-crafted wine with a long history, which has moved with the times by reducing its alcohol; medium-bodied, with supple blackberry fruit and well-balanced and integrated oak, the tannins likewise ripe and balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Family company Campbells has been producing great-quality shiraz from its Rutherglen property for years, and over the past couple seems to have ramped the quality up a notch. Classically rich and delicious. Maybe there's the odd smoky edge, but the chances of anyone bucking up are fairly slim - mostly because it makes the wine taste more interesting. It's flooded with plummy, inky flavour matched to a sensible hit of coffeed, toasty oak. It's a wine that can be both quaffed and considered. It'll make for great winter drinking ... and beyond.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Vibrant purple hue; deftly handled with lively red fruits and an undercurrent of leather and spice; medium-bodied, with chewy tannins on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Family company Campbells has been producing great-quality shiraz from its Rutherglen property for years, and over the past couple seems to have ramped the quality up a notch. Intensity, style, regionality and character - this is a wine with a lot going for it. It tastes of licorice, leather and ink, and it punches a tonne of sweet, sure, fully ripe flavour through your mouth. Velvety tannins mark the finish. For lovers of rich, warm reds, this is pretty much guaranteed to satisfy.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Family company Campbells has been producing great quality shiraz from its Rutherglen property for years, and over the past couple seems to have ramped the quality up a notch. The two releases below are excellent, and a sneak preview of the 2006 (92 points) showed a fuller, richer wine of enormous promise. This is becoming a no-brainer buy. 2005 RELEASE I love the mix of sweet, sun-ripened raspberries and tarry, heavy dark flavour here, the bulk of it tempered by minerally, inky, textural tannin. Stew on it, or gulp it -it's great both ways, DRINK 2009-2015.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Beautiful crafted wines with scented plums and flowers, smoothly structured with a deep heart of red fruit and tight tannins, fine textured and long.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A classical Rutherglen shiraz whose vibrant minty aromas of cassis, dark cherries, mulberries and licorice overlie floral nuances and suggestions of turned earth. Full to medium in weight, it's deeply flavoured but fine and supple, delivering a spicy and richly fruited palate framed by silky-fine tannins. It finishes long and meaty, with earthy, tarry undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Sweet and juicy, this warmer season's impression of Bobbie Burns is full-bodied, round and generous, with juicy, mouthfilling fruit, and firmish but pliant tannins. Its jammy aromas of raspberries, redcurrants, violets and sweet vanilla oak have a spicy background of cloves and nutmeg. Smooth and approachable its spicy, juicy palate of blackberry and cassis blueberry and raspberry ,licorice and vanilla oak is, coated with fine and pliant tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006

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