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Grant Burge Barossa Range Cabernet Merlot

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Take a fifth generation winemaker, one of the country’s most famous red wine producing regions, and two blended grapes and you’ll end up with the very quaffable Grant Burge Barossa Vines Cabernet Merlot.

A really good option for red meat, particularly lamb, you’ll be rewarded with, ripe blackcurrant, plums and subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. The palate is rich with soft tannin weight and a lingering finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 Cabernet Merlot is deep red with vibrant purple hues. Aromas of red cherries dominate the nose, with subtle notes of milk chocolate and violets adding a touch of elegance. The palate is rich, with concentrated red currant and cherry avour supported by ne tannins and spicy, cedary oak. This easy drinking wine is ready to enjoy now, but will benet from short term cellaring for added structure. It is an excellent match with beef ragu, barbequed meats and hearty tomato dishes.

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Grant Burge Barossa Range Cabernet Merlot

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Rich and ripe, with some attractive varietal cassis and cedar character on display; plenty of sweet fruit, if a little one-dimensional on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Give it a quick double-decant (into a jug and then straight back into the bottle) and it sings. It's a blanket of chocolate, licorice and raspberry-like flavour, and it's very easy to cuddle up to. Sweetly ripened, moderately intense and no great amount of tannin to get in the way. Good red.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
88
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
On special, this will be a tempting Barossa red blend as it has a touch of elegance, very attractive ripe, sweet dark berry flavours, fleshy texture, tight structure! and classy oak. There's some finesse, too, and the potential to age.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Developed colour; a mix of herbal savoury/earthy/minty aromas and flavours, with sweet vanilla oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Honest wine; quite good varietal definition; a light to medium-bodied mix of red and black berries; minimal tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
Tyson Stelzer (2002 Vintage) says
At this price it can be a challenge to find wines which reflect the true nature of their variety. This one does it remarkably. It's a red currant/leaf/capsicum/spice/cigar box creation, structured with fresh bright acidity and soft, medium-grained tannins, and finishing long. There's real value here.
Top 500 Wines of 2005-2006 2005
89

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