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Grant Burge

For more info see Grant Burge winery in the Barossa Valley region

 

Grant Burge wines from Adelaide Hills

 

The Barossa Valley Grant Burge has its own vineyard at Corryton Park in the Eden Valley and (presumably) long term contractural arrangements with particular growers.

Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Grant Burge Thorn Riesling 2015

Purchased: Dan Morphys, East Brunwick ($18)

Drink: 2017 or 2025 if you like it toasty

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2017, Bronze Medal at Royal Adelaide Wine 2014, aromatic lime, green apple and lemon sherbet with musky spices, citrus blossom florals and a touch of kerosene, rounded with tangy grapefruit aciidity on the slaty finish (****)

Grant Burge The Vigneron Riesling 2010

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2025+

(GXY) Tasting: Nov 2014, Gold Medals at Royal Melbourne and Perth Wine Shows 2014, in its transitional phase but shows a good floral core of brown lime, white peach and lemon butter with developing honey, clove oil and lanolin aspects, attractive brown spices and slate notes, the acid balance will allow at leat another decade of development (*****)

Grant Burge Balthassar Shiraz 2012

Purchased: Not ($46)

Drink: 2025+

(GXY) Tasting: Aug 2014, long and silky core of mulberry, cassis and black cherry with anise, fruitcake, cola and leather notes, medium-full bodied, good fruit concentration without heavy extraction, toasty cinnamon/vanilla oak, good juicy acidity with ripe, fine grained tannin (****1/2)

Grant Burge Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Purchased: Not ($45)

Drink: 2021+

(GXY) Tasting: June 2014, from a high altitude vineyard, concentrated and slightly extracted cassis and dark plums with bright violet florals, mint and capsicum aspects, minerally medium-full bodied palate with plenty of charry cedar/vanilla/caramel oak, persistent powdery tannins, a dab of dark chocolate on the sappy acid finish (****)

Grant Burge Thorn Vineyard Eden Valley Riesling 2009

Purchased: Not ($22)

Drink: 2011

(GXY) Tasting: Oct 2009, brightly flavoured lime and lemon with some brown spice and honeysuckle notes, soft talcy texture lead to phenolic minerally acid finish, has good length but is a little broad and unfocussed (***1/2)

Grant Burge Summers Eden Valley Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2006

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, creamy honey dew melon, nectarine and apple with a touch of grapefruit acidity, barrel ferment texture with some hazelnut lees inputs, spicy cedar-vanilla oak with a crisp lemon citric acid finish (***1/2)

Grant Burge Thorn Vineyard Eden Valley Riesling 2007

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, bright lemon and lime with some honeysuckle notes, softer and early developing than usual, powdery citric acids with the regional schisty finish (***1/2)

Grant Burge East Argyle Pinot Gris 2006

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: March 2007, light pear with a hint of spice and musk, dry finish, too thin and bland, relatively new variety for this winery is still a work in progress (**1/2)

Grant Burge Thorn Vineyard Riesling 2006

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2009

(GXY) Tasting: March 2007, bright floral expression of lime and lemon rind, generous palate although a bit oily, underpinned with slatey minerality and tangy phenolic finish, crisp finish is a touch too soft (***1/2)Tasting: March 2007, bright floral expression of lime and lemon rind, generous palate although a bit oily, underpinned with slatey minerality and tangy phenolic finish, crisp finish is a touch too soft (***1/2)

Grant Burge Thorn Vineyard Riesling 2004

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2006, floral lime and spice varietal aromas, clean lime and lemon-like flavours, good depth, a dry, tangy finish although the acid is a bit soft for my preference (***1/2)