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  • Wines of Distinction | The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

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    2013 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

    The Fruit:

    The Holy Trinity is a traditional blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. The fruit for this wine is 100% Barossa grown, predominantly handpicked from old, dry-grown vines which range from 50 to 120 years old. The 2013 vintage provided extremely dry conditions throughout the entire growing season. A cool dry winter continued to a dry spring and summer, leading to lower than average yields. On the positive, low yielding vineyards led to some sensational quality, particularly in the reds showing great colour and mighty structures. This release is a blend of 57% Grenache, 30% Shiraz and 13% Mourvèdre.

    The Winemaking:

    After crushing, the juice was fermented on skins for 7 to 8 days depending on the variety and unique qualities of each batch. Once fermentation was complete, selected parcels were either pressed into stainless steel for settling, or left in their original fermenters for extended maceration for 3- 4 weeks on skins. The wines were regularly tasted to determine when to finish maceration, and once the desired tannin and flavour structure was achieved it was then gently pressed and transferred to oak. A combination of seasoned larger format Foudre vats (2500 ltr) along with French oak Puncheons (500 ltr) are used for this wine with a total of 18 months maturation prior to bottling. The larger oak format retains freshness of fruit yet has all the benefits of ageing in oak with a softening of the tannins and maturation of the aromas and flavours.

    2013 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

    The Comments:

    The 2012 The Holy Trinity is a richly flavoured and elegantly structured GSM that continues the long and lauded heritage for this traditional blend in the Barossa
    Valley. The nose is awash with ripe plums, Christmas pudding and liqueur cherries with sweet spices and a hint of some more savoury, earthy notes that add to the complexity. The palate is rich and juicy with vibrant flavours of fresh plums and berries, chai tea and fruitcake, with fine tannins that run the length of the palate. The dense, mouth-filling mid palate and long, textural finish combine to create a wine that is rich and elegant, sweet and savoury, and will sit beautifully on any table now, or cellar gracefully for the future.

    2013 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

    THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

    • 2013 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • Bronze | 2015 Hobart Wine Show
    • 2012 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • Bronze | 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
      • Bronze | 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Des Houghton
        Des HoughtonCourier Mail | December 2015

        The 2012 The Holy Trinity is a tribute to the blending skills of Burge, Stansborough and their team. The palate is rich and juicy. There are vibrant flavours of berries, chai tea (peppercorn and cinnamon?) and fruitcake.

    • 2011 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • Bronze | 2014 Royal Queensland Wine show
      • Bronze – 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Silver | 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
    • 2010 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 94 Points | James Halliday
        James Halliday2014 Wine Companion, Aug 2013

        Good red-purple hue; the three varieties come together synergistically, red fruits leading the pack, but with dark berry support from the grenache, and fragrance from the mourvedre; the tannins provide structure for further development.

      • 94 Points | Ray Jordan
        Ray JordanThe Weekend West, Perth, Jun 2013

        Lovely spicy, fruit-driven wine. Theuse of old vines allows the fruit to dominate and run the show. Fine, silky tannins, understanted oak and beautifully soft and generous fruit. Gets extended time on skins to build structure and texture into the wines. Has a spicy, savoury lift on the finish with hints of red berrys

      • 94 Points – Natalie MacLean
        Natalie MacLeannataliemaclean.com, May 2013

        An incredibly rich and concentrated wine with intense aromas and layers of blackberry liqueur flavour. Demands hearty meat dishes and won't be satisfied until you are. Bring it on!  This is a flagship label for this winery and you'll know why when you taste it. It's a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre grapes (thus, the trinity). Lovely dark raspberry notes on a long, and ultimately satisfying finish. Worth every penny.

      • 93 Points – 2013 Wine Showcase Magazine Regional Showcase
        2013 Wine Showcase Magazine Regional Showcase
      • 92 Points – Mike Frost
        Mike FrostCourier Mail QLD, Aug 2013

        From an excellent vintage, this Barossa blend shows rich, dark berry fruit on the nose and palate, with some spice and restrained oak, finishing with fine tannins. It would partner well with most red meat dishes but will age for sevral years.

      • 91+ Points – Andrew Graham
        Andrew Grahamozwinereview.com

        This is a bigger, thicker sort of wine that will certainly please anyone looking for more weight in a GSM style. A very good vintage for the Trinity too. 38% Grenache, 36% Shiraz and 26% Mourvèdre.
        Purple berry nose. Plenty of Grenache in this wine methinks, the style quite heady, warm and coffeed, the oak quite dominant and the fruit a little heavy and bitumen dried. Perhaps just a bit too heady and alcoholic, but the rum soaked cherry and tiramisu character is quite attractive. A GSM style of power and punch for sure that should improve further in bottle.

      • 91 Points | Beppi Crosariol
        Beppi CrosariolThe Globe and Mail, Canada, May 2013

        Big, round and velvety, Burge's 2010 The Holy Trinity, a respected luxury red from the Barossa Valley, delivers an uncanny essence of raspberry jam, with liqueur-like depth and a top note of baking spices. A tad sweet but very satisfying.

      • 91 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown
        Lisa Perrotti-BrownWine Advocate, USA, Feb 2013

        Medium deep garnet in color, the 2010 Holy Trinity comes from five different vineyards with fruit from the 1890s vineyard accounting for about 40% of the total. The blend is usually 44% Grenache, 40% Shiraz and 16% Mourvedre and is matured using no new oak. It presents a very pretty nose replete with warm mulberries, kirsch and raspberry preserves with nuances of Indian spice, bacon and olives. Medium to full-bodied, it is very structured by grainy tannins and has very crisp acid to lift the considerable concentration to a long, yet still youthful, finish.

      • Bronze – 2012 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Canberra National Wine Show
      • Bronze | 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

        Gentle, minty, inviting nose with the minty note carrying through to the succulent, bright palate. Elegant, classic style with lovely juicy sweet fruit on the mid-palate. Appealing.

      • Bronze – 2012 Perth Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2011 Hobart Wine Show
      • Other (Top 100) | 2015 Australian Wine Vintages

        Top 100

      • Other (4.5 Stars) | Chris Shanahan
        Chris ShanahanCanberra Times, ACT, May 2013

        Grant Burge made the first Holy Trinity blend in 1995. But, following a trip to France's Rhone Valley with winemaker Craig Stansborough, he refined the style dramatically over the following vintages. In particular, a move to extended post-fermentation maceration created silky, soft tannins; and a shift away from American to older French oak meant an altogether more subtle wine. The beautiful 2010 vintage matches anything else to date under the label, and provides smooth, satisfying, supple, spice, vibrant drinking. It's an excellent example of this distinctive Barossa style.

      • 92 Points | Mike Bennie
        Mike BennieWBM - Jan 2014

        A favourite from my early years as a tentative student drinker.  Reminds me of those classic wines in it's smooth, supple, polished, comely appeal.  Fruit is rich and yet 'just-so' for easy drinking. Super Drinking.

      • Kerry Skinner
        Kerry SkinnerIllawarra Mercury, NSW, Sep 2013

        Winemaker Grant Burge has long had a passion for the classic blends from France's Rhone region. The three varieties come togheter harmoniously in this aptly named red with its spicy backbone and vibrant black and blue fruit.

    • 2009 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • Bronze – 2012 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards
        2012 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards
      • Bronze – 2012 International Wine Challenge
      • Bronze – 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2011 Canberra National Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2011 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Other (Commended) – 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Other (Commended) – 2013 International Wine Challenge UK
      • Other (Commended) – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Other (Commended) – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Other (4.5 Stars) | Tony Love
        Tony LoveArticle appeared in Taste, Adelaide Advertiser; Sunday Times Perth; Daily Telegraph; The Courier Mail; Hobart Mercury. Feb 2012.

        The 2009 vintage was one of the better Grenache years in the Barossa. This GSM is Grenache-dominant from older, deeper-rooted vines. The result: amazing vibrant colour in the glass, great bright raspberry tart-like fruit flavours, with white peppery and anise-like spices in a light coat of tannins. Delish.

      • WineState Magazine June 2012
        WineState Magazine June 2012

        A racy, savoury style with vibrant berry fruits, some wild herb elements, zippy acid and long, drying tannins.

    • 2008 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 94 Points | Natalie MacLean
        Natalie MacLeannataliemaclean.com, Apr 2012

        An incredibly rich and concentrated with intense aromas and layers of blackberry liqueur flavour. Demands hearty meat dishes and won't be satisfied until you are . Bring it on! This is a flagship label for this winery and you'll know why when you taste it. It's a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre grapes (thus, the trinity). Lovely dark raspberry notes on a long, and ultimately satisfying finish. Worth every penny. Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre food pairings: hearty meat dishes, black bean soup, Balsamic Grilled Radicchio with Shaved Pecorino, lamb, herb-rubbed roast chicken. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine/grant-burge-the-holy-trinity-grenache-shiraz-

      • 94 Points – James Halliday
        James Hallidaytasting notes online, October 2011

        Principally made from grapes ex 100 year old vines in various parts of the Valley, and showing no signs of overripe fruit: indeed, the texture and structure are admirably firm, promising a long life ahead and the continuation of development and complexity.

      • 94 Points – James Halliday

        Tasted 8/06/2011

      • 91+ Points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown MWeRobertParker.com Feb 2012

        Grant Burge’s GSM blend is called “Holy Trinity”. It comes from 5 different vineyards with the 1890s vineyard accounting for about 40%. Usually the blend is 44% Grenache, 40% Shiraz and 16% Mourvedre and the wine receives no new oak. Deep garnet-purple coloured the 2008 Holy Trinity offers vibrant raspberry, rose petal and orange peel aromas with nuances of spice box and underbrush. Full bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, crisp acid and a long spicy finish. Drink it now to 2018+.

        Tasting three vintages of Grant Burge’s flagship wine, Meshach, with him in Autumn 2011, he told me a bit more about the background of the wine. It’s named after his grandfather: “I was looking for a name that had something to do with longevity. My grandfather lived for 99 years and 9 months.” The wine has always been made entirely from old vine Barossa Shiraz, predominately coming from the Filsell vineyard planted in the 1920s. “When we started first making the wine in 1988 it was a 100% American oak. But then we thought the oak was too sweet. Since 1998 we use 20% French oak and 80% American. We made the change in 1998.

      • 91+ Points – Parker Points

        Early

      • Silver – 2010 Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Silver – 2011 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Comp
      • Silver – 2011 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Comp
      • Silver – 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Silver – 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition
      • Silver – 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2011 International Wine Challenge UK
      • Bronze – 2011 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2011 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Other (4 Stars) | WineState Magazine
        WineState Magazine **Also listed in "New Releases - Best Wines of 2012" in the February 2012 edition**

        Stylish wine, still very youthful, with a blanket of soft, stone-fruit characters developing some nice oaky complexity and with fresh, lively acid.

      • Peter Bourne
        Peter BourneGourmet Traveller Wine, Apr 2012

        The Holy Trinity is inspired by the great Chateauneuf-du-Papes of the Southern Rhone and follows the typical Australian GSM format with Grenanch to the fore - contributing sweet, juicy, red fruit flavours. A deep core of shiraz provides the wine's structural backbone while a dollop (16 per cent) of mourvedre adds an earthy, funky element. Matched with Lamb and Potato hotpot.

      • David Lawrason
        David LawrasonWineAlign.com Apr 2012

        You are owning a bit of history here because The Holy Trinity, which is patterned on Chateauneuf-du-Pape in France's Southern Rhone Valley, was one of the early GSMs (first vintage 1997). But most of all I love the sense of evenness and depth once the richness washes off - this is very nicely focused wine.

      • Gord Stimmell
        Gord Stimmellthestar.com Apr 2012

        Is a mammoth mouthful, an inky explosion of dark chocolate, smoky blackberry, cedar and violets.

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

        Holy moly! This blend of 40% Grenache, 39% Shiraz and 15% Mourvedre offers gorgeous aromas of red fruit, ripe cherries and subtle milk chocolate. Crushed red berries and blueberries with hints of chocolate and mocha on the palate. Medium-full bodied.

      • WineState | April 2012
        WineState - April 2012

        Savoury, tannic style. A touch porty and chocolaty on the nose, with moderate fruit length on the palate.

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com 2011

        Ripe and tangy, with a sharp edge to the plum and spice flavours, hitting an earthy note on the finish.

      • Peter Bourne
        Peter BourneAustralian Gourmet Traveller, November 2011

        The Holy Trinity is inspired by the great Chateauneuf-du-Papes of the Southern Rhone and follows the typical Australian GSM format with Grenache to the fore - contributing sweet, juicy, red fruit flavours. A deep core of shiraz provides the wines' structural backbone while a dollop (16%) of Mourvedre adds an earthy, funky element. All in all, the perfect wine for a hearty dish of Lamb and Potato hotpot. The name acknowledges the trio of grape varieties but is also in keeping with the religious theme of Burge's icon series, such as Meshach Shiraz, Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon and The Holy Trinity's big brother Abednego Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre. Hallelujah.

      • Warren Barton
        Warren BartonSouthland Times, October 2011

        A mostly (44%) Barossa blend made from 50-120 year old vines. A smooth and vibrant mouthful of dark fruits and sweet spices. Worth the money.

      • Windsor Dobbin
        Windsor DobbinJuly 2011

        Grant Burge 2008 The Holy Trinity GSM another red wine that is most impressive. Plenty of power but impeccable spice and balance. Wow!

      • Christine Austin
        Christine AustinYorkshire Post UK, October 2010

        Grant Burge’s Holy Trinity is a wine that should really be kept for Sundays. It combines the famous trilogy of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. This wine was actually launched on the international market by the former Archbishop of York at his Palace in Bishop Thorpe, so it comes with the finest credentials and it also comes with some of the finest Grenache flavours you can taste.

    • 2007 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 94 Points | James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine companion 2012

        The blend percentages are not given, but the swapping of grenache for shiraz in the first place does change the dynamics with riper red plum fruit to the fore on the soft, medium-bodied palate. Excellent mouthfeel and balance.

      • 93 Points – Natalie MacLean
        Natalie MacLeannataliemaclean.com, Aug 2011

        Holy smokes! This wine wafts up from the glass in layers: one note didn’t hit me first, many did. Gorgeous, gorgeous aromas of cedar smoke, fleshy ripe blackberry and black cherry and exotic, seductive dark spices. In the mouth, it rolls and caresses with a black cherry liqueur-like concentration, even though it’s a dry wine. The finish is still going even as I post these notes. - See more at: http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine/grant-burge-the-holy-trinity-grenache-shriaz-mourvedre-2007/99424#sthash.to7wLAjW.dpuf

      • 90 Points & 4 Stars – Rob Geddes
        Rob GeddesThe Gold Book 2012

        A good example of the big GSM genre, blends fruit ripeness and firm tannins into an exciting ride.

      • 90 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown
        Lisa Perrotti-BrownWine Advocate, USA, Dec 2010

        The 2007 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre has a deep garnet colour with a touch of purple in the rim. The nose provides earthy / gamey aromas with a core of warm cherries and black raspberries plus some pepper and aniseed. Very crisp in the mouth, it’s well balanced with medium-firm velvety tannins and generous fruit, finishing long.

      • 90 Points – Parker Points

        Early

      • Gold – 2011 What Food What Wine?
      • Silver – 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2009 Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2009 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2008 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Vancouver Magazine - Best Red Wines of 2012
        Vancouver Magazine - Best Red Wines of 2012

        Beautifully proportioned elegant GSM.

      • DJ Kearney
        DJ KearneyVancouver Magazine - Wine Pick of the Week Nov 2011

        Big, rich and red scarcely does justice to this suave and handsome wine from Grant Burge in South Australia's Barossa Valley, one of our rich red winners. The 'holy trinity' refers to the dynamic trio of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre that pays tribute not only to these grapes' long heritage in OZ, but also to the famous blends of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone. Sweet dark berries, mellow spice, and floral lifts grace this refined wine's nose, and the palate features concentrated ripe-fruit flavours, mineral complexity, and lingering silk-textured finish. Brilliant with a perfectly juicy turkey, or roasted leg of lamb.

    • 2006 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 92 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Insider. February 2011

        Polished, with a gleam to the ripe blackberry, plum, spice and liquorice flavours, hovering enticingly over a long, fine-grained finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre.

      • Silver – 2009 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2010 New Zealand International Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Winebuzz.com.au, Dec 2011
        Winebuzz.com.au, Dec 2011

        The name says it all. Holy Trinity refers to the 3 grape varieties used to create this wonderfully balanced blend. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (Mataro). This wine is perfectly matched to hot roast Christmas lunch or dinner whether it be Turkey, Ham or Pork.
        On the Nose: This wine is a cracker! Amazing colour of red clay almost like bricks. The nose is full of rich berries and hints of cinnamon and spice. With almost leather overtones.
        Taste: The palate is warm, full and complete with a rush of fruit and beautifully balanced tannins. Such a great blend of varieties, being Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre. Very Barossa in style and will be great I thin for at least 10 years more. Get Some!!

      • www.winebuzz.com.au team - December 2011
        www.winebuzz.com.au team - December 2011

        This wine is a cracker! Amazing colour of red clay almost like bricks. The nose is full of rich berries and hints of cinnamon and spice. With almost leathery overtones. The palate is warm, full and complete with a rush of fruit and beautifully balanced tannins. Such a great blend of varieties, being Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre. Very Barossa in style and will be great I think for at least 10 years more! GET SOME!!! This wine is great with any meat and will be wonderful for Christmas Dinner with turkey, ham, port, especially with gravy.

      • WhoWhatWhenWhereWine.com. December 2010
        WhoWhatWhenWhereWine.com. December 2010

        The Festive season is here and Christmas is just around the corner. If you are like us you may be trying to stock up your cellars for the holiday season. This is usually a great time of the year for wine sales both in major chain stores and of course online. One wine I thought was appropriate to look at for the festive season is the 2006 The Holy Trinity GSM from Grant Burge Wines. The name says it all, Holy Trinity, this refers to the 3 grape varieties used to create this wonderfully balanced blend. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (Mataro). This wine is perfectly matched to a hot roast Christmas lunch or dinner whether it be Turkey, Ham or Port. This wine is a cracker! Amazing colour of red clay almost like bricks. The nose is full of rich berries and hints of cinnamon and spice, with almost leathery overtones [on the nose]. The palate is warm, full and complete with a rush of fruit and beautifully balanced tannins. Such a great blend of varieties, being Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre. Very Barossa in style and will be great I think for at least 10 years or more! GET SOME!

      • Winewise - November 2010
        Winewise - November 2010

        Shows good mature fruit aromas - earth/leather/mushroom/plums. Drinking very well in the aged style and still has sweet fruit.

    • 2005 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 96 Points | James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2012

        Holding hue well; 40%/35%/25% blend from vines between 50-120 years old gives a wine at the top of the scale. It has totally delicious fruit in its medium-bodied palate, the texture positively silky, the finish very long, the mix of a new and old French oak precisely calibrated.

      • 96 Points – Weekend Australian. November 2010
        Weekend Australian. November 2010

        96 points.

      • 96 Points – James Halliday

        Holding hue well; a 45/35/25 blend from vines between 50-120 years old gives a wine at the top of the scale. It has totally delicious fruit in its medium-bodied palate, the texture positively silky, the finish very long, the mix of new and old French oak precisely calibrated.

      • 92 Points – Joe Czerwinski
        Joe CzerwinskiWine Enthusiast USA - October 2010

        The Blend is 40% Grenache, 35% Shiraz and 25% Mourvedre, and the result is a compelling mix of dark, plummy fruit with brighter hints of raspberry, liniment and dried spices. It's full bodied and creamy I texture, finishing long and lush with hints of clove and coffee. While approachable now, this wine's track record for aging suggests it should evolve through at least 2017

      • 91 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator On Line USA - April 2010

        Crisp in texture and fragrant with cherry and pomegranate, with overtones of balsamic and lime adding interest to the long, expressive finish. This has depth and attains a certain level of majesty.

      • 91 Points – Natalie MacLean
        Natalie MacLeanNatDecants.com, Oct 2010

        This wine is a blend of 40% grenache, 35% shiraz and 25% mourvedre. Enticing concentration and depth with lip-smacking aromas and flavours of black cherry, blackberry and spices. Length, depth; it’s got it all.

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

        Bright medium red. Complex, smoky bouquet of dried red berries, rose, herbs and rooty sassafras. Open-knit, gently sweet red fruit flavours are framed by supple tannins and perked up by gentle acidity. Finishes broad and smooth, with lingering notes of smoke and sweet red fruit. This wine is ready to drink. These vines reportedly range in age from 50 to 120 years

      • Bronze – 2008 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Other (4 Stars) – Mark O'Halleron
        Mark O'HalleronDecanter. December 2010

        Lifted sour cherry, pot pourri, nutmeg, leather, berry and tobacco nose. Savoury, lush palate, juicy tannins and integrated oak.

      • Rhys Pender
        Rhys Penderwww.wineaccess.ca, Canada, February 2011

        Very pronounced and complex aromas of ripe raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and plum give the delicious sensation of sun-warmed and freshly-crushed berries. The palate is rich and full, with excellent concentration of flavour. Spice, earth, leather, and pepper complexity, with seamless integration and balance.

      • John Fordham
        John FordhamSunday Telegraph March 2010

        with equal proportions of Grenache, shiraz and Mourvedre, The Holy Trinity features full fruit from vines between 50 and 120 years old, which accounts for the rich, generous, savoury flavours cascading across the palate.

      • Kerry Skinner
        Kerry SkinnerIllawarra Mercury June 2010

        A blend of Grenache, shiraz and Mourvedre selected from vines up to 150 years old that meld together seamlessly. Cherry, red berry and plum fruit, savoury characters, terrific oak and soft tannins.

      • Madison June 2010
        Madison June 2010

        "Rich and Juicy"

      • Mt Barker Courier - June 2010
        Mt Barker Courier - June 2010

        The blend is brick red in colour and exhibits a complex array of aromas including cinnamon spice, hints of cedar, a little new leather, damp autumn leaves, violets and sweet ripe strawberries.
        The bouquet flows seamlessly into a palate of ripe red berries and dense spice.

      • National Liquor News - June 2010
        National Liquor News - June 2010

        Ripe Red berries and dense spice flavours

    • 2004 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 94 Points – Tyson Stelzer
        Tyson StelzerWINE 100 June 2009

        There is no suggestion of confected raspberry aroma, sweet strawberry flavour or hot alcoholic finish in this wine, and this is why it has screamed past the pack and landed on our cover this month. It's a dry, savoury style with a lifted blueberry and plum core overlaid with dried sage herbaceousness and dark chocolate oak. Its Old-World-like savoury complexity makes it a particularly food-friendly style. From vines between 70 and 120 years of age, this is a 'Survivor' wine according to the newly announced Barossa Old Vine Charter. It lives up to its pedigree

      • 94 Points – James Halliday
        James Halliday2009 Australian Wine Companion

        Although it shouldn't be the case, here both the fruit is more intense and the line is quite seamless, with lingering finish and aftertaste. Outstanding.

      • Bronze – 2009 International Wine Challenge
      • Other (Highly Commended) – 2010 Sydney International Wine Comp
      • Other (4.5 Stars) – John Lewis
        John LewisNewcastle Herald, NSW, Feb 2009

        The Holy Trinity wines have evolved since the inaugural 1995, which was 48 percent shiraz, 27 percent grenache and 25 percent mourvedre, matured in American oak. The 2004 has 46 percent grenache and is French oak-matured, with the result a smoother, less oaky red that is dark garnet and has scents of musk, thyme and cassis.

      • Chris Kassel
        Chris KasselDetroit Examiner Mar 2010

        A mouthful of 2004 The Holy Trinity, with its sumptuous textures, heady perfumes, glorious fruit and uncommon longevity (for a New World Wine) gives some indication that [Grant Burge] knows whereof he speaks.

      • Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
        Lisa Perrotti-Brown MWwww.firstpress.com.au, March 2010

        Summary of judge's comments - Sydney International Wine Show: tasted with stuffed eye fillet accompanied by carrot puree and broad beans:-

        "Deep garnet brick in colour. Evolved aromas of leather, tobacco and game. Some pepper and spice. Medium plus acidity and a medium level of velvety tannins with a medium to long finish."

      • Peter Forrestal
        Peter ForrestalWINE- Sunday Times, May 2009

        An outstanding GSM blend; floral lush, velvety and ripe, with multi layered, rich brambly flavours.

    • 2003 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 92 Points – Natalie Maclean
        Natalie MacleanNatDecants.com - November 2008

        This Australian classic has exotic notes of violets, lavender, black cherry and raspberry. Full-bodied. Food matches: herb-rubbed chicken, roast beef, shepherds pie, stew, minced meat.

      • 91 Points – James Halliday
        James Halliday2010 Australian Wine Companion

        Shows development, but with real character; red fruits framed by a lick of leather, dried herbs and ample sweet fruit on the finish

      • 91 Points – Jay Miller
        Jay MillerWine Advocate-November 2007

        Grant Burge’s best known wine (in the USA market), The Holy Trinity, is a GSM blend. The 2003 The Holy Trinity is composed of 39% Grenache, 37% Shiraz, and 24% Mourvedre. It presents an enticing nose of earth, garrigue, sage, lavender, black cherry, and black raspberry. Fleshy, ripe, and full-flavoured, it is slightly narrow in the finish.

      • 91 Points – James Halliday

        Shows development, but with real character; red fruits framed by a lick of leather, dried herbs and ample sweet fruit on the finish.

      • 91 Points – Parker Points

        Mature

      • Bronze – 2005 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2007 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Bronze – 2008 International Wine Challenge
      • Bronze – 2008 Macquarie Bank Royal Sydney Show
      • Bronze – 2008 Macquarie Bank Royal Sydney Wines Show
      • Bronze – 2007 Hobart Wine Show
      • 91 Points | Max Crus
        Max CrusDaily Examiner NSW - Jan 2014

        This reward of patience is for pious types who don't mind a hangover at church.  Gorgeous combination; the father, the son and the holy Grenache.

      • Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com 2008

        Dark and dense. A dried blueberry character is most prominent, with hints of black pepper and coffee as the finish lingers against chewy tannins.

      • Wine Enthusiast | November 2007
        Wine Enthusiast- November 2007

        The 2003 The Holy Trinity is slightly bigger and riper than the extremely stylish 2002, but also a touch less complex. Cedar and dried spice notes frame cherry and raspberry fruit, which turns crisp and shows some firm tannins on the finish. A blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre.

      • Darryl Thomas
        Darryl ThomasSunday Territorian 19.10.08

        One of my favourites, complex and intense with layers of flavour; plum, berries and spice with a savoury back bone. Silky smooth and drinking well now but will also cellar for up to 10 years.
        Food Match: Peking duck

    • 2002 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 94 Points – Natalie Maclean
        Natalie MacleanNatDecants.com - December 2007

        This wine has terrific balance and a smooth texture. Packed with Juicy cherry fruit.

      • 94 Points – Ray Jordan
        Ray JordanThe West Australian April 2006

        A classic blend of Barossa shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. The combination of extra time in the bottle and a stunning Barossa vintage has resulted in this superb wine. Lovely effortless palate delivery with a silky texture, fine tannins and sustained palate. It’s medium bodied but powerful with a delightful savoury spiciness. The best yet under this label.

      • 94 Points – James Halliday
        James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2007

        Bright, clear red; fragrant and fresh; elegant, spicy red fruits; fine tannins.

      • 92 Points | Wine Access | Canada April/May 2007
        Wine Access- Canada April/May 2007

        The Wizards of Oz . “… these are solid wines, very dependable and I have rarely been disappointed. Strengths are Barossa reds, made with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon…”

      • 92 Points – Andrew Corrigan MW
        Andrew Corrigan MWTop 100 Wines-Courier Mail Brisbane, June 2006

        One of the few remaining wines from the great 2002 vintage. This is a blend of Grenache, shiraz and Mourvedre. Already showing complexity, it has many years ahead but is so approachable it will be hard to hold back.

      • 90 Points – Huon Hooke
        Huon Hooke Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald, June 2006

        Rhone Valley-inspired but a very Aussie red. Intense, super-ripe plum-jam, aniseed, coffee aromas with a lacing of gumleaf-mint. Thick, dense palate with tight, fine tannins aplenty. Best within three years. Food game meats.

      • Silver – 2004 Adelaide Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2005 Brisbane Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2006 National Wine Show Canberra
      • Bronze – 2003 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2007 Barossa Wine Show
      • Other (Seal of Approval) – 2006 International Wine Challenge London
      • Other (Commended) – 2007 International Wine Challenge
      • Tim Nicholls
        Tim NichollsWine for all Reasons, South East Advertiser QLD April 2007

        When I lived in the Barossa Valley one of the leading forces in the local wine scene were Grant & Helen Burge. Theirs is a phenomenal success story, from Grant's early days with Ian Wilson to becoming one of the top 10 privately owned wine companies in Australia.
        I remember Grant & Helen sampling a marvellous wine from the Southern Rhone, France, as a guide to a Grenache, shiraz, Mourvedre they were making.
        Their vision back then continues as one of their premium labels today. The Holy Trinity is 100 per cent Barossa fruit, handpicked from old, dry grown vines.
        The '02 has a complex palate with a delicious quince and floral flavours supported by savoury and earthy spice.

      • Dan Berger
        Dan BergerVintage Experiences, USA wine newsletter, March 2006

        From the great cool 2002 vintage in Australia comes this stunning red that offers white pepper, spiced pomegranate and red fruits. Deep and rich, the wine also features a perfect tannin layer for aging a few years. To be released in June.

      • Kerry Skinner
        Kerry SkinnerDrop of the Week, Illawarra Mercury March 2006

        Textured Rhone style red with notes of spice, mint and berries, a sweet fruit palate with some background savoury characters and a smooth finish. Drink it with rare roast beef.

      • Ross Noble
        Ross NobleMount Barker Courier June 2006

        There was no problem with the 2002 Barossa vintage. “It was one of those perfect years where we got quality and quantity - all the wines from that vintage are fantastic,” Grant Burge said.

        He said there are only a few wine regions which can grow Grenache, shiraz and Mourvedre as well as the Rhone and the Barossa is one of them.

        The Holy Trinity label was originally named after the small Anglican church of the same name built by his great-great-grandfather John and great grandfather Meshach in Lyndoch.

        The Grant Burge The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2002 is purplish red, with floral aromas and an intensity of ripe berry and savoury flavours that make it ideal to drink with duck.

    • 2001 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 95 Points – Robert Whitley
        Robert WhitleyWineReviewOnLine.com USA, February 2006

        Grant Burge produces more expensive reds, but none better than the blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre that he's dubbed The Holy Trinity. This Rhone-style blend is a heady example of all that is good -- nay, even great -- about the Barossa Valley. The brightness of the fruit, the viscous texture in the mouth, the exceptional length, depth and persistence of flavour are all hallmarks of a great Barossa red. In the Holy Trinity the sweet red fruit of the Grenache dominates for a time, giving way to the blueberry and spice of the Shiraz as the wine comes into contact with air and its complexities emerge. This beautifully structured wine should age well and reward your patience if you decide to cellar it. By all means, decant to enjoy it to the max if you decide to drink it young.

      • 95 Points – Robert Whitley
        Robert Whitleywww.dailybreeze.com San Francisco and The Record, Bergen County, New Jersey US March 2006

        Grant Burge produces more expensive reds, but none better than the blend of Grenache, shiraz and Mourvedre that he's dubbed The Holy Trinity. This Rhone-style blend is a heady example of all that is good -- nay, even great -- about the Barossa Valley. The brightness of the fruit, the viscous texture in the mouth, the exceptional length, depth and persistence of flavour are all hallmarks of a great Barossa red. In the Holy Trinity, the sweet red fruit of the Grenache dominates for a time, giving way to the blueberry and spice of the shiraz as the wine comes into contact with air and its complexities emerge. This beautifully structured wine should age well and reward your patience if you decide to cellar it.

      • 91 Points – Jay Miller
        Jay MillereRobertParker.com Oct 2007

        Grant Burge’s best known wine, The Holy Trinity, is an SGM blend. The 2003 The Holy Trinity is composed of 39% Grenache, 37% Shiraz, and 24% Mourvedre. It presents an enticing nose of earth, garrigue, sage, lavender, black cherry, and black raspberry. Fleshy, ripe, and full-flavoured, it is slightly narrow in the finish.

      • Bronze – 2004 Royal Sydney Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2003 Perth Royal Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2004 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Bronze – 2003 Barossa Wine Show
      • Other (Grand Prix D'Excellence Collection of the Year) – 2006 Hamburger Wein Salon

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

      • Other (Commended) – 2005 Decanter World Wine Awards
      • Other (4 Stars) – Around the World in 100 Wines, Decanter magazine, UK, March 2006
        Around the World in 100 Wines, Decanter magazine, UK, March 2006

        Floral nose. Plums and chocolate on the palate.

      • Bob Hosmon
        Bob HosmonWine of the Week, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug 2006

        There are few wines that knock my socks off, but the Grant Burge ‘Holy Trinity’ from Australia does. So named because it is a blend of Grenache, shiraz and Mourvedre, it’s a red filled with rich fruit flavours and has silky tannins on the finish. Serve with: duck, venison, lamb and beef tenderloin.

    • 2000 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 90 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWine Spectator Jun 2005

        Rich, with tangy blackberry, plum and gamy, earthy spice notes that expand as they approach the finish, lingering impressively.

      • Gold – 2007 Sydney International Wine Competition
      • Bronze – 2003 Hobart Wine Show
      • Other (5 Stars) – Cuisine, New Zealand, March 2004
        Cuisine, New Zealand, March 2004

        A wine of biblical proportions, as befits its name - and the judges genuflected in unison. Tight, clean and dense, this Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre 2000 blend offers focused gamey and savoury flavours wrapped in a good tannins framework. The oak is carefully held in check and the finish is grippy.

    • 1999 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 91 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com Dec 2002

        Vivid, crisp and juicy, a mouthful of jazzy blackberry, plum, anise and leather aromas and flavours that unfold gracefully and persist into a long finish.

      • Gold – 2003 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
      • Gold – 2003 Los Angeles County Fair USA
      • Gold – 2002 San Francisco Wine Competition
      • Bronze – 2002 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2002 Royal Sydney Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2003 NZ Liquorland International Wine Competition
      • Other (4 Stars) | Uncorked | The Age | Epicure, May 2003
        Uncorked - The Age - Epicure, May 2003

        It has meaty, sweet berry and earthy aromas, and oak in balance. The palate is smooth and full with firm tannins. Food – braised lamb.

      • Philip Rich
        Philip RichAustralian Gourmet Traveller, April 2003

        To add structure and complexity to its flagship Rhone blend, Grant Burge has, since 1998, left a significant amount of the wine on skins after fermentation. There has also been a gradual decrease in both new and American oak (the 1999 has seen only French oak, none of which is new), which has also contributed to making the current release so impressive. Made from 47 per cent Grenache, 27 per cent shiraz and 26 per cent Mourvedre, this essentially fruit-driven wine has aromas of earth, liquorice, some raspberry and a nice touch of wild herbs that follow onto a palate that is structured, savoury and long. Approachable now, but there is more than enough stuffing to suggest this will still be drinking well at 10 years of age.

      • OnWine Report December 2002 – January 2003
        OnWine Report December 2002 – January 2003

        The best Holy Trinity yet, with a peppery, spicy and briary fragrance of intense blackberry, raspberry and blueberry aromas over suggestions of liquorice, meat and musk. It’s up-front and generous, with intense spicy fruit that moves along the palate towards an earthy, nutty and savoury finish wrapped in fine-grated tannins. Long and lingering, with an appealing contribution from Mourvedre.

      • The Wine Magazine October 2002
        The Wine Magazine October 2002

        This Grenache/shiraz/Mourvedre often has a touch of mintiness. The very minty 1999 scored strongly, as it had vibrant fruit and complex confectionary, anise, herbal scents… Bourne liked its liquorice and spice flavours, its mouth-filling concentration and firm tannin.

    • 1998 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 91 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com Jul 2002

        Smooth, velvety and enticingly balanced to show off its spicy raspberry, plum and smoky-meaty flavours. Not at all heavy, but refined and elegant through the harmonious finish.

      • 90 Points – James Halliday

        Medium red-purple; the bouquet is clean, with light juicy fruit, tending a little simple, but the palate is well balanced and constituted, with fresh fruit, fine tannins and restrained oak.

      • Gold – 2002 LA County Fair, USA
      • Silver – 2000 Barossa Wine Show
      • Silver – 2000 Hobart Wine Show
      • Silver – 2002 Dallas Wine Show
      • Silver – 2002 San Francisco Wine Competition
      • Bronze – 2000 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2001 Hobart Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2002 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2012 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2001 Canberra Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2002 Barossa Wine Show
      • Bronze – 2002 Royal Queensland Wine Show
      • Other (4.5 Stars) – Winestate Magazine May/June 2002
        Winestate Magazine May/June 2002

        Complex and lifted gamy/compost/earthy aromas. “Lots happening on the palate,” suggested a judge. Long, juicy, blackberry fruit balanced by liquorice complexities, coffee bean richness, fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity.

    • 1997 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • 91 Points – Harvey Steiman
        Harvey SteimanWineSpectator.com Nov 2000

        Packs a lot of pretty flavours into a supple frame, layering its black cherry, blackberry and exotic spice notes enticingly. Flavours echo seductively.

    • The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
      • Bronze | 2015 Queensland Wine Show
        2012

    2013 The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

    THE VIDEO:

    The 2013 The Holy Trinity is a richly flavoured and elegantly structured GSM that continues the long and lauded heritage for this traditional blend in the Barossa Valley. The nose is awash with ripe plums, Christmas pudding and liqueur cherries with sweet spices and a hint of some more savoury, earthy notes that add to the complexity. The palate is rich and juicy with vibrant flavours of fresh plums and berries, chai tea and fruitcake, with fine tannins that run the length of the palate. The dense, mouth-filling mid palate and long, textural finish combine to create a wine that is rich and elegant, sweet and savoury, and will sit beautifully on any table now, or cellar gracefully for the future.