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Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Compared

Style of these 4 vintages of Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz is consistent. Overall, 2002 , 2003 and 2004 begin to reflect more terroir(in the narrow sense) characters and 2005 the secondary and tertiary fruit.

Team thought the 2002 is best valued, despite its high price tag. At a fraction price of Grange and delivering all the goodies of a cool and elegant wine from the excellent vintage and prestigeous Barossa Valley, Team opined that this 2002 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz is the one. The 2003 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz is a classic and charming wine, as big, structured and well-balanced as the 2002. There is extraordinary boldness for the 2003: colour and nose is super intense(black, stewed fruit, coffee, white pepper, mint and earthy characters with rich plums and hints of sage and thyme). On palate layers of concentrated berry fruit with stewed plums, Christmas cake and mocha nestled amongst the complex oak and a hint of leather. This yummy bottle of 2004 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz is with even better elegance. Lots of intense bouquet and palate though, with excellent, seamless structure(structure, tannins, acidity, fruit and wood) at a recent tasting . This wine should evolve for another 5+ years. The 2005 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz develops best in glass. It noses intense dark fruit and progresses smoothly from this primary to secondary tones of fine, confectionary marshmallows which is complimented with cocoa powder, milk chocolate, sweeter tar characters and fresh green pine needles. A ripe, big and classic Barossa with long finish and some freshness.

All good.

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