1998 Burge Family "Draycott" Barossa Valley Shiraz (Previously $70)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of raspberry, cherry and minerals. Dense, sweet and highly concentrated, with pure, intense, sharply focused fruit flavors. Not overly sweet, but youthfully fresh, very long on the aftertaste and built to age.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1998 Shiraz Draycott shows fatness, a broad, expansive texture, low acidity, and a sweet, jammy, blackberry, smoky cassis character. The wine is long, pure, and full-bodied (the alcohol is 14.9%). Drink it over the next decade for its exuberant, powerful, in-your-face style.
About the producer: "Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa Vigneron. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons...Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the banks of Jacobs Creek and is still proudly family owned."