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1999 Grant Burge Barossa GSM Reserve #1 (750ml)
Producer: Grant Burge Wines grantburgewines.com.au
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$23.95
Tasting Notes:
rated: December 12, 2006 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"The 1999 Grant Burge Barossa GSM Reserve #1 is a blend of 37% Grenache, 42% Shiraz and 21% Mourvèdre. All of the fruit came from vines at least 50 years old; it was hand picked, then destemmed. The juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel with pumping over, and then macerated for 30 days with pumping over twice a day. The wine was then matured in one- and two-year-old French barrels for 16 months. The result of this meticulous attention to detail is a wine with deep purple and garnet color, and a nose redolent of dark berry aromas and violets with notes of clove and mint. The palate is a mouthfilling burst of red and black berry fruit with a bit of spice and fine oak notes. The wine is well balanced with a nice, long finish. The five years in the bottle have allowed this wine to develop added complexity."