Burge Family Olive Hill 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Red Blend Red Blend
Australia

$34.95 (183418)

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91 pts
5
September 18, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This blends 68% shiraz with 18% grenache and 14% mourvedres. It is a fetching, generous, easy yet well defined red...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Shiraz, grenache and mourvedre are ripened to the max to produce this 15.8% alcohol monster, which burns the palate...

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Community Reviews (3)

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with aromas of blueberry, black cherry, savoury spices, clove, black pepper, tobacco and mocha. On the mouthfeel, full bodied with generous fruit concentration, velvet and creamy texture, balance acidity and silky tannins. This Rhône blend finish is long, peppery, rich flavours and so smooth. A beautifully complex, well structured and balanced wine, even with alcohol at 15.8% (the alcohol is barely noticeable). It would have been interesting to taste this wine 2 years ago, Burge Family Olive Hill 2006 is delicious right now or continue to cellar for 2-3 years. Very enjoyable, enjoyed in August 2012.

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iveyman
iveyman

This is an excellent blend of chiraz, grenache and mourvedre from Australia. Delicious, smooth and complex with tastes of berries. Decant it for an hour after opening it and you will like it more.
This is one of the most enjoyable Australian red wines i have tasted. Highly recommended. It will score higher after cellaring for a few more years. I like it a lot already.

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