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    2014 Miamba Shiraz

    The Fruit:

    The basis of the fruit supply for this wine is sourced from a vineyard of the same name, located at the southern end of the Barossa, near the town of Lyndoch. The Miamba vineyard has a long viticultural history, but when Grant bought it in 1983 it was completely bare. Careful planting and sustainable practices have returned this block back to its former glory.
    The 2014 vintage in the Barossa was interesting in that winter was generally cool with rainfall slightly above average. There was good sub-surface moisture leading up to budburst. In January, the region experienced a heat wave, which was followed by heavy rain in February, producing extreme conditions only a few weeks apart. The remainder of the season was mild and dry, allowing picking to take place at optimal flavour ripeness. The 2014 season produced grapes with more manageable sugar levels than previous years, resulting in fruit driven full flavoured wines with moderate alcohol.

    The Winemaking:

    After crushing and de-stemming, the fruit was fermented in 4, 7 and 11 tonne static fermenters and pumped over 3 times per day for 6 - 10 days to achieve optimal flavour. Several batches of the Shiraz were pressed directly into new French and European oak hogsheads and allowed to complete primary and secondary fermentation in oak. These components remained in oak for several months prior to blending with the unoaked components. The entire blend was then transferred back into oak where it matured for 17 months before bottling.

    2014 Miamba Shiraz

    The Comments:

    The first thing you notice is the colour of this wine, like many 2014 reds from the Barossa; it is vibrant purple with very good depth and intensity. The aromas grab your attention, with powerful dark chocolate and satsuma plums, complemented by warm spices. The palate mirrors the aromas, with rich fruit that elegantly melds with the acid and tannin to produce an extremely well balanced wine. Although drinking well on release, the 2014 Miamba will continue to evolve with careful cellaring for 10 to 12 years.

    2014 Miamba Shiraz


    • 2014 Miamba Shiraz
      • Bronze | 2015 Hobart Wine Show
    • 2013 Miamba Shiraz
      • Bronze | 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Silver | 2015 Queensland Wine Show
      • Bronze | 2015 Decanter Asia World Wine Awards
    • 2012 Miamba Shiraz
      • Bronze | 2014 Royal Queensland Wine show
      • Bronze | 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

        Expressive nose of dark and sweet, ripe fruits. A touch of savouriness but remaining fresh and juicy. Vibrant with a grip of tannin binding it together.

      • Bronze | 2014 Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze | 2013 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
      • Chris Shanahan | Sep 2014
        Chris ShanahanSunday Canberra Times

        Revamped packaging gives Grant Burge's Miamba shiraz a reassuringly smart appearance. And the good looks go all the way through. Burge sources grapes from his Miamba vineyard at the southern, cooler end of the Barossa near the town of Lyndoch. And while it's hard to say whether nature or humans shape the wine most, this is clearly an elegant, refined expression of ripe and generous Barossa shiraz. We'd probably rate it 50:50 nature and nurture. Whatever the defining forces, however, this is absolutely delicious drinking and especially good value when on special.


      • Winestate
        Winestate Magazine - Apr 2014

        A classic Barossa shiraz with spicy peppery aromas and rich generous full bodied black fruit palate

      • 92 Points | James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion - Jan 2014

        Deep colour; a rich, velvety full-bodied shiraz with black fruits of every description, licorice and bitter chocolate/earthy nuances; the tannins are ripe and well-balanced, the only issue a slight lack of drive on the finish after the strong start.

    • 2010 Miamba Shiraz
      • 94 Points | James Halliday
        James Hallidaytasted Mar 2012

        Crimson-purple; a wine that is on one view mainstream Barossa, and on another the new/future Barossa. While the flavours are in the blackberry/plum/dark cherry range, there is considerable texture and light and shade to the mouthfeel, the result finesse and freshness. Deliberately given points beyond the norm.

      • 92 Points – Huon Hooke
        Huon HookeSydney Morning Herald March 2012: Wimmera Mail Times, Maitland Mercury, April 2012

        Excellent richness, perfect ripeness and more concentrated than expected at this price. Deep coloured, sweet fruited, yet there are savoury touches and plenty of tannin. Smooth finish.

      • 92 – Huon Hooke
        Huon HookeDaily Liberal, NSW, Apr 2012

        Excellent richness, perfect ripeness and more concentrated than expected at this price. Deep coloured, sweet fruited, yet there are savoury touches and plenty of tannin. Smooth finish.

      • 90 Points – West Australian, Perth, Jun 2013
        West Australian, Perth, Jun 2013

        Lots of primary fresh fruit characters in this cracking good wine. Lush red berry, spicy plum and blackcurrant with sweet raspberry influences. The palate is vibrant and lively with delicious appeal. One for current drinkg, though you'd expect it to hold together for a number years yet.

      • 90 Points | Natalie Maclean
        Natalie, Jul 2012

        Lots of toasty oak and black fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, smooth and savoury. A long, satisfying finish with dark spices and black pepper.

      • Gold – 2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
      • Gold – 2013 Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Silver – 2011 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2013 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
      • Bronze – 2012 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
      • Bronze – 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2011 Canberra National Wine Show
      • Other (Commended) – 2012 International Wine Challenge
      • Other (5 Stars) | John Lewis
        John LewisNewcastle Herald NSW, Mar 2013

        This great-value red won a gold medal in the large-volume shiraz and shiraz blends class at the 2013 Sydney Wine Show, and offers great value for money. It is vivid purple and has scents of ripe cherries and rosemary. Vibrant blackcurrant flavour features on the front of the palate and rhubarb, spearmint and clove fruit characters meld with savoury oak on the middle palate. Dusty tannins come through the finish. Have with Port and Veal casserole.

      • Other (4.5 Stars) | Winestate Magazine, National, Oct 2013
        Winestate Magazine, National, Oct 2013

        Big, generous, fruit/oak aromas showing a slightly earthy edge. Good varietal fruit palate, with subtle sweet spicy notes, some biscuity-like oak and well structured tannins. Will age well.

      • Other (4.5 Stars) | Ralph Kyte-Powell
        Ralph Kyte-PowellCuisine, New Zealand, Jul 2013

        Miamba is an old Orlando vineyard site resurrected by entrepreneurial winemaker Grant Burge. The 2010 is pleasantly aromatic, with quietly complex aromas of spiced red and black berries. It has easy texture and attractive freshness, medium body and a lovely feeling of harmony.

      • Other (4.5 Stars) – 2013 WineState's Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge
      • Peter Bourne
        Peter BourneAustralian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Australia, May 2013

        Vibrant bouquet of dark fruits, blueberries, mocha and savoury spices. Big and complex with concentrated flavours of spiced plums, blackberries, musk and cracked pepper layered with a grainy swirl of tannins.

      • Metro, New Zealand - Jan 2013
        Metro, New Zealand - Jan 2013

        Dense, weighty, concentrated shiraz: blackberry, chocolate and smoky-bacon characters, creamy, rounded mid-palate and firm, dusty tannins. Fair dinkum Aussie red.

      • - Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

        The first aroma of this Grant Burge Barossa 2010 Miamba Shiraz was very berry, fruity with smoky, oaky hues. Though it is fruity, it is also dry and very full bodied.

      • Anthony Madigan
        Anthony MadiganWBM Magazine, tweeted March 2012

        Grant Burge 2010 Miamba Shiraz is very good. Just another crowd pleaser from this consistent brand.

      • Bonze – 2012 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Evan Saviolidis
        Evan SaviolidisWine Savvy - Sep 2012

        The black/violet colour heralds a perfume of blackberries, crème de cassis, plums, raspberries, violets, spice and hints of tar. Full bodied, the wine is rich and mouth coating, with loads of dark fruit, mocha and spice. The plummy tannins are integrated to the point that some might not even perceive them.

      • Michael Southern
        Michael SouthernPittwater Life, March 2012

        The Miamba Shiraz has been a consistent quality since it was first made in the mid 1980's. It is drinking well now, but will reward with ten years in the cellar.

      • Vintages | Canada | May 2012
        Vintages, Canada, May 2012

        Smells dense with smoky, dark fruits, vanilla aromas. Blueberry flavours in the glass with hints of mint, lavender and pepper. Medium-bodied with a medium-length finish.

    • 2009 Miamba Shiraz
      • 91 Points | James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2012

        Strong purple-crimson; while only medium-bodied, the wine has good intensity and length, with black cherry and plum fruit supported by fine tannins and integrated oak.

      • 91 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Oct 2011

        Dense, tangy and distinctive for it's loamy earth and tobacco overtones around a core of ripe blackberry and cherry, persisting on the solid finish. Drink now through to 2017.

      • 90 Points – Wine and Spirits USA Oct 2012
        Wine and Spirits USA Oct 2012

        This starts off blunt and ripe, a meaty black pudding of a wine. As the tannins soften a bit with air, the wine takes shape, moving beyond morcilla toward fresh black plum and a touch of orange acidity. Decant it for spicy grilled lamb.

      • Other (4 Stars) –, November 2011, November 2011

        Young vibrant nose of blackberry, currant, smoke, spice, pepper, mint, and vanilla oak. A pretty wine with lots of black fruit and balancing acidity. Good depth.

    • 2008 Miamba Shiraz
      • 92 Points | James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2012

        Impressive wine at its price; good colour, and a range of red and black fruits drive the bouquet and medium-bodied palate; has good length and overall balance.

      • 91 Points – Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh
        Campbell Mattinson & Gary WalshThe Big Red Wine Book 2010/11

        It's got the Barossa written all over it - a very good thing. It's rich and cakey, chocolaty and intense, with old-fashioned flavours of blackberry, brandy, coal and toast, laid on pretty thick. It's got good freshness and satisfying length - it's pretty easy to place this straight in the buy now category.

      • 91 Points – Nick Stock
        Nick StockOctober 2010

        A real statement of blackberry, plum and earthy Barossan character. The palate's supple and fleshy, approachable soft tannins, red berry fruits and gentle chocolate-flavoured oak add up to one very drinkable red.

      • 90 Points – Natalie MacLean
        Natalie, Jul 2010

        From a historic single vineyard at the southern end of the Barossa, this deep purple Shiraz is bursting with ripe berry, lifted floral and coconut aromas. This is a rich and opulent wine with a chewy texture and ripe, juicy, mixed-berry and vanilla flavours balanced by firm, grainy tannins leading to a lengthy finish. It’s a “wow” wine that always impresses. Decant and serve, or cellar this big boy for up to 6 years. My note: Lovely rich and round with dark plums that cushion new heights and depths of pleasure. Shiraz food pairings: rare roast beef au jus, rack of lamb.

      • 9/10 – Max Crus
        Max CrusGrape Expectations, Bundaberg News QLD, Northern Star NSW, Apr 2013

        Quite a religious experience drinking $130 wine and If you need something to believe in, this at least gives you something to bring to the altar.

      • Silver – 2010 New Zealand International Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 Royal Sydney Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
      • Bronze – 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Gurvinder Bhatia
        Gurvinder Sep 2012

        Rich and bold with aromas and flavours of dark berries, plum, black cherry, raspberry and dark chocolate with hints of leather, tobacco, toasty oak, savoury spice and cracked pepper, firm, fine tannins and a long persistent finish.

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey 2010

        Ripe and focused, with interesting stony notes weaving through the dark, liquorice-centered black fruit flavours. Finishes firm.

      • Joshua Raynolds
        Joshua RaynoldsStephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar USA - July 2010

        Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of dark cherry and plum show an almost roasted ripeness and are complicated by notes of black olive, tobacco and liquorice. Sweet vanillin oak accents blackcurrant and bitter cherry on the palate, with dusty tannins adding grip. Shows the ripeness that's typical of the vintage in the Barossa, finishing with strong punch and lingering smokiness.

      • Lisa Perrotti-Brown
        Lisa Perrotti-BrownThe Wine Advocate USA, October 2010

        Giving a very deep garnet-purple colour, the 2008 Miamba Shiraz has some notes of tar over a moderate intensity of blackberry, warm blueberry, earth and cloves. Crisp with medium - firm fine tannins, good concentration and a long finish, this is a very good, well balanced, full bodied Shiraz.

      • Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown MWeRobert Oct 2010

        Giving a very deep garnet-purple colour, the 2008 Miamba Shiraz has some notes of tar over a moderate intensity of blackberry, warm blueberry, earth and cloves. Crisp with medium-firm fine tannins, good concentration and a long finish, this is a very good, well balanced, full bodied Shiraz.

      • Michael Apstein
        Michael December 2010

        Grant Burge's shiraz wines beautifully reflect their origins. Their power and intensity will not be to everyone's tastes, but they are distinctive and a classic example of what the Barossa has to offer. He purchased the Miamba vineyard in 1983 when it was bare land and planted it so the vines are in their mature stage and offer up everything the site has to offer. It's Barossa Shiraz in spades--just what it is supposed to be--a ripe powerhouse but because of Burge's talent, not over the top. Filled with succulent black fruit-like flavours, its polished tannins make it appealing for current consumption. Plan to drink it when the outside temperature is below freezing and there's a bubbling cauldron of cassoulet on the stove.

      • Winestate Magazine - October 2010
        Winestate Magazine - October 2010

        Fleshy, spice-driven nose, with tight acid holding the fruit/oak palate together.

      • Winestate | April 2010
        Winestate - April 2010

        Young chocolaty liquorice blackberry wine that needs lots more time to shine

    • 2007 Miamba Shiraz
      • 91 Points – James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2011 edition

        Clear colour; good vineyard practices and good winemaking have largely side-stepped the toughness found in many '07 wines; lots of blackberry, liquorice and dark chocolate fruit on a medium- to full-bodied and well-balanced palate.

      • 91 Points – James Halliday
        James HallidayThe Weekend Australian - May 2010

        The Miamba vineyard is in the Lyndoch Valley, just behind the Filsell Vineyard, its best blocks providing grapes for this wine. The colour is bright and clear; good vineyard practices and good winemaking have largely side-stepped the toughness found in may '07 South Australian wines; it has lots of blackberry, liquorice and dark chocolate fruit on its medium to full-bodied and well-balanced palate.

      • Bob Campbell
        Bob CampbellTaste NZ July 2010

        Super-smooth with masses of Christmas cake flavours. "Top 5 Value Australian Shiraz"

      • Bob Campbell
        Bob CampbellYour Home & Garden - August 2010

        Rich, fruit packed wine with a silken texture. Its got cuddly choc/mocha flavours that are classically Barossa. You can practically taste the sunshine

      • Neil Padley
        Neil PadleyKia Ora Magazine NZ - July 2010

        Fruit-packed wine with classic, cuddly chocolate/mocha flavours.

      • Ralph Kyte-Powell
        Ralph Kyte-PowellCuisine Magazine NZ - July 2010

        Grown on a great old vineyard site inexplicably uprooted in the 1970s before being replanted by Grant Burge in the 1980s, Miamba 07 offers ripe, plummy fruit with hints of spice and beetroot. It's generously built, but not heavy, with an easy-going personality.

      • Natalie Maclean
        Natalie - September 2009

        A dark and delicious red with full-bodied notes of blackberry and black plum. Opulent texture with a velvety concentration of flavour and long finish. Food matches: rare rose beef au jus, rack of lamb.

    • 2006 Miamba Shiraz
      • 93 Points – James Halliday
        James Halliday2009 Australian Wine Companion

        Luscious, supple, medium bodied wine, with appealing spicy fruit nuances, fine tannins and subtle oak; bears testament to the vintage; long finish.

      • 92 Points | 5 Gold Stars | Rob Geddes
        Rob GeddesThe Gold Book 2012

        With some of the neighbours getting very expensive, this concentrated bold fleshy southern Barossa (mainly Lyndoch) shiraz is good value, looks glorious and will run the distances

      • 91 Points – Natalie MacLean
        Natalie, Nov 2008

        A rich, mouth-watering wine filled with black plums, berries and smoke. Savory and full-bodied. Closed with a screwcap. Shiraz food pairings: grilled mushrooms, lamb shanks, venison stew, black pudding, tongue.

      • 90 Points – Jay Miller
        Jay MillerWine Advocate, USA, Feb 2009

        The 2006 Miamba Shiraz offers aromas of smoke, damp earth, blueberry, and blackberry leading to a layered, ripe Shiraz with excellent concentration and length.

      • 90 Points – Nick Stock
        Nick StockWINE 100 May 2009

        This is Burge's foray in the middle ground in definitive Barossa -style Shiraz. It’s a wine of region first and foremost and easy to love. The oaks creamed spice to ripe berry fruits tannins are swarthy and laid back, finishes with sweet juicy appeal.

      • 90 Points – Parker Points


      • Gold – 2008 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Silver – 2009 Royal Sydney Wine Show
      • Silver – 2009 International Wine Challenge
      • Silver – 2009 Korea Wine Challenge
      • Bronze – 2008 Canberra Regional Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Bronze – 2008 Hobart International Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2008 International Wine Challenge
      • Bronze – 2008 Macquarie Bank Royal Sydney Show
      • Bronze – 2008 Macquarie Bank Royal Sydney Wine Show
      • Other (4 Stars) – Winestate, National, Apr 2009
        Winestate, National, Apr 2009

        The fruit is ripe, dark and lifted, the oak ripe, rich and opulent and tending to dominate - for now. Good palate weight. Quit warm. Solid tannic backbone.

      • | March 2012 - March 2012

        Grant Burge is one of the true legends of the Barossa Valley, well known for his rich, robust and flavoursome Shiraz. His Miamba Shiraz is always a wonderfully full-bodied wine with notes of raspberry, mulberry and cedar spice from great integration. The 2006 was a magnificent vintage in the Barossa Valley, and this Miamba shows that to perfection with a red that is perfect to open today

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey Jun 2009

        Dense and chewy, this is tangy with acidity and layered with chunky tannins, but the ripe currant and plum flavours burst through and linger on the slightly hot finish.

      • Jeremy Oliver
        Jeremy Oliver2009 Australian Wine Annual

        Ripe, minty and confectionery, with spicy aromas of sweet red and black berries knit with cedar/vanilla oak and backed by menthol-like undertones. Medium to full in weight, it's long, ripe and juicy palate of sour-edged plums, cherries and blackberries culminates in a faintly greenish and metallic finish of assertive tannins and slightly coarse tannin, plus just a hint of saltiness.

      • Josh Raynolds
        Josh RaynoldsStephen Tanser's International Wine Cellar. Sept/Oct 2009

        Youthful purple. Highly expressive bouquet of blackberry, blueberry and smoky Indian spices. Lush, open-knit dark berry preserve flavours are framed by silky tannins and pick up a candied floral quality with air. Spicy, subtly sweet cherry and blackberry flavours cling on the juicy and faintly smoky finish.

      • Winestate | January 2009
        Winestate - January 2009

        Rich yet elegant wine with a floral lift to the okay aromas and powerful raw/tart flavours

      • Joe Czerwinski
        Joe CzerwinskiWine Enthusiast USA, Sept 09

        Not as intense or concentrated as Burge's Filsell Shiraz , but made in a similar style, with notes of roasted coffee and grilled meat accenting raspberry fruit. The tannins are creamy, balanced by crisp acids on the finish.

    • 2005 Miamba Shiraz
      • 91 Points – Josh Raynolds
        Josh RaynoldsStephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Sept/Oct 2008

        Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed nose, displays sexy dark berries, Asian spices and flowers, along with a suave mineral undertone. Sappy blackberry and boysenberry flavours stain the plate and are enlivened by juicy minerality. Gentle tannins arrive on the brisk, focused finish.

      • Silver – 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Silver – 2007 Barossa Wine Show
      • Silver – 2006 Winpac Hong Kong Wine Challenge
      • Bronze – 2006 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2007 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2007 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2008 International Wine Challenge
      • Bronze – 2007 Hobart Wine Show
      • Other (4 Stars) – Winestate Magazine, Australia, Feb 2008
        Winestate Magazine, Australia, Feb 2008

        A lovely soft, sweet, juicy style with a nice lick of licorice woven in with the blackberry fruit and lifted by the oak and supple tannins.

      • Terry Kirby
        Terry KirbyThe Independent Life-UK, Nov 2008

        The Ten Best New-World Reds. A typically full frontal shiraz from Down Under, big red fruit flavours with vanilla-scented oak and black pepper. Long finish

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey Oct 2007

        Bright and juicy, with ripe cherry and dusky spice aromas and flavours against light, crisp tannins, finishing with an open texture that lets the flavours sing.

      • Jay Miller
        Jay Oct 2007

        The 2005 Shiraz Miamba saw 50% of the wine barrel-fermented and aged in new American oak, the balance in seasoned French and American oak. It offers up aromas of smoke, cedar, liquorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Although it has plenty of flavour, it becomes lean in the finish. Nevertheless, it is a very good value.

      • Jeff Collerson
        Jeff CollersonDaily Telegraph September 2007

        This is not as opulent as the $85+ Meshach wine, but it is in a similar style, just produced from younger vines. The best Miamba shiraz I've tasted, this is astonishing value. Young and vibrant but highly concentrated on the nose with a solid, fruit-driven palate and silky tannins.

      • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar July/August 2007
        Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar July/August 2007

        Inky ruby. Crushed blackberry and boysenberry scents are complicated by gunflint. Juicy dark berry flavours show a youthful bitterness and are supported by bright acidity. Tannins build on the finish but are in harmony with the sweet berry qualities. Another year should loosen this one up.

      • Wine Enthusiast | November 2007
        Wine Enthusiast - November 2007

        Soft and fleshy in texture with slightly prunny dark plum fruit and a charming hint of black liquorice. Supple tannins frame the crisp finish. Seems a bit shy aromatically; try checking it again in 2008, as it should evolve relatively rapidly.

      •, Wine with Gorgonzola Burgers, September 2007, Wine with Gorgonzola Burgers, September 2007

        This is a meaty wine, almost chewy in texture, with deep flavours and plenty of muscular power. No surprise, then that it performed so well with these burgers.

    • 2004 Miamba Shiraz
      • 94 Points – James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2007

        Medium to full bodied; lots of charry oak surrounding black cherry and blackberry fruit. Imposing style.

      • Gold – 2006 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Gold – 2005 Canberra Wine Show
      • Gold – 2006 Canberra National Wine Show
      • Gold – 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show
      • Silver – 2006 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Silver – 2007 International Wine Challenge
      • Silver – 2006 Korea Wine Challenge
      • Silver – 2006 Visy Shiraz Challenge
      • Bronze – 2006 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Bronze – 2006 New Zealand Liquorland Top 100
      • Other (Seal of Approval) – 2006 International Wine Challenge London
      • Other (Grand Prix D'Excellence Collection of the Year) – 2006 Hamburger Wein Salon

        Grand Prix D’Exellence as “Collection of the Year”

      • Sep 2012 Sep 2012

        It's 6.40pm after a long hard day, I need a drink, so I opt for a bottle of Miamba. I first sampled this one back in 2006 when working for Vintage Cellars and they were flogging it to their members over the phone. Loved it then and I love it even more now. Dusty. Magical. Plums. Juicy. Violets. Dark. Sensuous. Sensational. The feel of midnight blue superfine silk flowing over skin. A lead fist in a velvet glove. It's a dark and dense blood red, almost black. Impenetrable and inviting. Spicy. Punchy. Forward. Incredibly long intense blackcurrant finish. Cedar. Cigar box. Dark chocolate. Chocolate covered fruit. Stunningly mysterious. Chewy tannins. A hedonist's delight! 72 hours later - Smoother and chocolaty palate with the structure coming through as the fruit recedes. Not even starting to decline. This is definitely a very long lived wine. Would love to try this again and again as the years roll on!

      • Darryl Thomas
        Darryl ThomasBy the Glass, Weekend Territorian, NT, January 2007

        Burge's best value Shiraz, excellent fruit richness on the palate, full flavoured with spice, plum and underlying vanillin oak. A ripe, smooth style wine with lovely oak balance. Serve with gamey dishes, why not baked kangaroo tail?

      • Winewise, February 2007
        Winewise, February 2007

        Rich sweet blackberry nose - good depth of rich fruit with typical Barossa flavour

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Sep 2006

        Firm, with gobs of blackberry, black plum and exotic spice flavour to balance the chewy tannins, the fruit popping nicely as the finish persists.

      • Huon Hooke
        Huon HookeGourmet Wine Traveller, April 2006

        The 2004 Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz walks a fine line showing very concentrated berry flavour and firm tannin extract but holds its balance well. Hooke wrote "Melted chocolate on the nose with plums and charcuterie Lovely rich flavour in the middle good depth and grip" It’s good to see classic Barossa style in
        a wine of this price What’s more it will cellar beautifully

      • Paul Lukacs
        Paul LukacsWine of the Week, Washington Times October 2006

        Looking for a full-flavoured red wine with rich fruit and a substantial texture but without irritatingly astringent tannins? If so, think southern Australia, where the reds tend to be intensely flavoured but at the same time soft and sumptuous. The Barossa Valley remains the historic heart of the region, and this shiraz from Grant Burge exemplifies an intense but inviting Barossa style. Shiraz is the same grape variety as syrah. In its European home, France's Rhone Valley, this grape yields pungent, peppery wines. In the Barossa, where temperatures tend to be much warmer, the wines are less spicy and more fruit-driven. They also feel softer, even while often being more alcoholic. The result can be power combined with approachability. The grapes for this particular wine were grown primarily in the Miamba vineyard at the southern end of the valley. Picked when fully ripe, they have yielded a concentrated, juicy wine capable of aging well for five years or so but offering plenty of pleasure now. Pair it with equally full-flavoured foods * grilled meats, for example, or, as the weather gets colder, hearty stews.

      • Rosalind Cooper
        Rosalind CooperFresh Magazine, UK, February 2006

        A classic Aussie red, wafting eucalyptus and ripe, berry fruit from the glass, is from the original Jacobs Creek vineyards. Rich and full, it demands some hearty tucker to show at its best, so lay on roast lamb, pork or perhaps a dish made with chorizo sausage

      •, Wine with Pizza, October 2006, Wine with Pizza, October 2006

        A wallop of fresh fruit in this awesome Aussie seemed to wrap itself around the tomato sauce and the rich unctuousness of the cheese, while the wine's firm tannic structure kept the whole combo from becoming too ooey-gooey. Grant Burge's website suggests pairing it with grilled kangaroo loin, but if that item is hard to come by, we guarantee you'll like this wine with pizza.

      • Wine Enthusiast
        Wine Enthusiast

        This is rather big and burly, powered by rich blackberry fruit, spice and earthy notes that are highlighted by brighter raspberry tones. It could use a more polished mouth-feel and greater length on the finish, but its muscular nature would do well paired with grilled steak.

    • 2003 Miamba Shiraz
      • Bronze – 2005 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2007

        Generous, traditional, medium-bodied Barossa Shiraz; blackberry, plum and some spice; good oak and tannin management.

      • Jeremy Oliver
        Jeremy OliverRated No 2 Shiraz in Australian Wine Annual 2006-Top Wines under $20 section
      • The Wine Report Tasting Panel, USA, April 2006
        The Wine Report Tasting Panel, USA, April 2006

        Like a forest trail, this purple wine smelled of wood, underbrush, mushroom, smoke, grass and berries. Delicate flavours of dried cranberry, plum and dark chocolate were matched by a burst of sweet berries. With soft acids and substantial tannins, this wine led panellists to describe its mouth feel as "velvety" and "mouth-coating." The gentle, refined finish "built to a crescendo before fading slowly."
        Food Friendliness: This wine is even better with food. Try it with barbecue ribs, a hearty stew or a hot roast beef sandwich.

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Dec 2005

        Chunky, dense and chewy, with spicy black cherry and a touch of gaminess as the finish lingers nicely.

      • Taylor Eason
        Taylor EasonCorkscrew, Weekly Planet, Tampa, Florida, USA December 2005

        Full bodied, dark, sensuous and sexy, with no apologies to other weaklings. The gushing blackberry and cedar punch you in the face and you like eat. Excellent

      • The Sunday Tasmanian, April 2005
        The Sunday Tasmanian, April 2005

        Deep ruby, purple, fragrances of richly liqueured cherries and chocolate leading to a dense, fruit-sweet palate with big, rich chewable flavours of aniseed, chocolate, vanilla and fresh mint, full-bodied and a firm tannic finish. Well priced drinking now but better after a few years in a dark corner.

      • USA, Weekend wine column September 06 USA, Weekend wine column September 06

        Dense and focused, with dark cherry and blackberry fruit supported by smoky cedar, liquorice and earth that linger on the finish.

    • 2002 Miamba Shiraz
      • Silver – 2004 Barossa Wine Show
      • Silver – 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Silver – 2004 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
      • Bronze – 2004 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
    • 2001 Miamba Shiraz
      • 91 Points | The Weekend Australian Financial Review | 11-12 January 2003
        The Weekend Australian Financial Review, 11-12 January 2003

        Sweet pippy berry and stewed plum smelling, but also savoury and meaty with hints of attractive nutmeg'y spice. In the mouth it’s fleshy and succulent, with blackberry fruit held in place with chewy tannin. Lashings of fruit followed by a dry, cedary, spicy finish. Excellent value.

      • Silver – 2003 NZ Liquorland International Wine Competition
    • 2000 Miamba Shiraz
      • Other (4.5 Stars) – Paddy Kendler
        Paddy KendlerHerald Sun October 2002

        Here is a genuine Barossa red that really does deliver the goods for your $20. After double decanting… the Miamba breathed out to reveal enticing ripe cherry, plum pudding and Indian spice aromas (cardamom?) and similar flavours within a well-poised palate. Substantial enough but neither too oaky nor alcoholic, a satisfying and savoury wine.

      • Winefront Monthly October 2002
        Winefront Monthly October 2002

        Cheerful but elevated by a smoky complexity – stitched here to sweet strawberry/ plummy fruit and vanillin oak. Finishes with a hit of roasted sweet coffee. Drink now- 2004

    • 1999 Miamba Shiraz
      • Gold – 2002 San Francisco Wine Competition
      • Silver – 2001 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Silver – 1999 Winpac, Hong Kong Wine Challenge
      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey Sep 2002

        Dark and dense, but not especially weighty, this has almost a refreshing sense of balance to its rush of cherry, raspberry and exotic spice flavours, which echo nicely on the firm, slightly hot finish.

    2014 Miamba Shiraz