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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Grant Burge Wines Meschach Wines 2009

Grant Burge was in the news recently when it was confirmed it was in talks with Accolade Wines over a sale of the brand. Accolade (80% owned by CHAMP venture capital, with the balance owned by US beverage giant Constellation) has traditionally been a McLaren Vale centric entity, this acquisition representing a significant into the Barossa to Adelaide's north.

The Meschach is a big wine, a wine of power, presence and perfume derived of fruit. It matters little whether it's blue, black or red - encased as it is here in a dark shroud of American oak.

Unequivocally full, a mouthful of wine; black fruit, licorice, drying oak tannin - and yet it all seems so integrated. It's an impact wine - as I sat pondering this point, I was watching US high school football drama Friday Night Lights, and a particular episode where a lead player - Tim Riggins - was described as an impact player. 

Allow the digression there. So yes, an impact wine, not really for now - for it's best days are ahead of it. 94

Tasted on: Friday 9th January, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $180
Alcohol: 14.55
Closure: Cork

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