Ohhhhh, this is incredible!!!! I'm feeling its warm glow down my throat...oh, it's heaven! I've tasted a lot of shiraz but this one's just........incredible!!!
Burton 2000 McLaren Vale Shiraz
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Bronze Medals; BWA 2003, Perth 2002, Melbourne 2002, Rutherglen 2002, Hobart 2002, Hobart 2003, IWC (UK) 2004
Mclaren Vale enjoys sandy loam soils and maritime climatic conditions which combine to produce fruit of exceptional quality. The area is perhaps best known for its Shiraz grape which ripens so perfectly under these conditions.
The 2000 vintage will be remembered for its low summer rains that led to reduced yields but very high quality fruit. After pressing, the wine fermented in a mix of both French and American oak for 15 months before bottling. The resultant wine has a wonderful purple colour, strong aroma, and is well structured with a long firm finish.
What more can i say? Well, I prob'ly will but just now I want more!!!
If you can get some, you'll never be sorry!
Check it out: http://www.burtonpremiumwines.com.au/winesp.htm
Cheers and cheers again, Ozzie