Originally Posted by DrDon
... for bringing back a great set of memories. My wife and I spent 6 weeks in Australia for 2001 New Years. She had to see Andre Agassi for the Australian Open, I got visit some Barossa Valley vineyards, namely Richmond Grove and Grant Burge. I actually bought 2 cases of Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 and had them sent to the states. What a wonderfull wine. For a few years I tried to get some more, but I could only get the Grant Burge Trinity. I wonder if the Shadrach is even made anymore? I still help myself to some Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Kalima. It's not the same, it's good, just not the same. I have never tried the Rosemount Estate, but I will now. Thanks for the tip!
Rosemount make a great cabernets blend called "Traditional" worth looking for. They are a reliable big company outfit with several different price brackets.
Grant Burge is 4th generation Barossa Valley winemaker ,greatly respected & loved for his committment to quality.
He still makes Shadrach but there is never huge quantities,same as Mershach .
His Filsell shiraz is a world beater literally ,it won the World shiraz challenge.Single vineyard wont be cheap. They have a great website.
1999 was a great vintage.Lot of hype about 98 but 99 was just as good. Frankensteins monster could have good table wine out of the grapes those years let alone talent like the Burges,Lehmans,Tuesners etc. I have a few bottles of different reds left but they are getting drunk this year.
There is a great winery called Chalk Hill that exports to the USA under the "Wit's End" label.Lovely people,family outfit make some really classy shiraz & some nice blends. They are out of McKlaren Vale just near Barossa Valley.
If you saw that Hill of Gold shiraz by Rosemount get a bottle ,good value.IMO