Tuesday, 27 May 2008

TN : Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Grant Burge, Australia

Grant Burge's great grandfather, Meshach Burge, was named after the biblical Meshach, one of the men who refused to bow to a gold image of the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar (after which the largest wine bottle is named, 15 litre capacity). The other two men were Shadrach and Abednego. All three were cast into a fiery furnace for their sins but with the help of angels they survived. This convinced Nebuchadnezzar to give them positions of power and to worship their god.

The grapes for this wine came from individual parcels from Coonawarra, the Adelaide Hills, and the Barossa.

This wine was imported by Fondberg & Co.

This wine received 91 points from Wine Advocate in November 2007. However, it was tasted by Jay Miller and NOT Robert Parker.

Colour : Purple, brown hues

Aroma : Mint, blackcurrant, oak, vanilla, slight vinegar

Taste : Vinegar on finish, blackcurrant, mint, talcum power like drying tannins on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 219 SEK

Mark : D-

Website : Grant Burge Wines
Website :
Fondberg & Co

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