2016 Barossa Boy Double Trouble Shiraz Cabernet

2016 Barossa Boy Double Trouble Shiraz Cabernet

Johan Axlund

"Great pitch and perfect blend, rich whilst elegant, cellaring potential. Ripe red berries starting to show some age, quality oak and winemaking"

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"Great pitch and perfect blend, rich whilst elegant, cellaring potential. Ripe red berries starting to show some age, quality oak and winemaking"

Johan Axlund

RRP: $30.00 per bottle20% OFF

$23.99

(buy 6 or more)

$24.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $6.25 with More info
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Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Shiraz and Cabernet, together as they should be, married up by the latest Burge to make a stamp, Trent Burge. 

As with all of Trent's wines, this is typically flavoursome drinking, all dark plum and moccha, the palate chunky, with big flavours and a healthy wodge (great word that) of tannins to finish.

Bold Barossa red in very good form.

Tech stuff

Shiraz Cabernet Blend
Barossa Boy
Barossa Valley
2016
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Tasting Note Complex aromas of dark chocolate, raspberry confectionery, high note spice and earthy and salty forest floor. A duet of luscious blackcurrant and subtle spearmint flavours reflect sunblessed Barossa Shiraz and cool Eden Valley Cabernet origins. Charred oak and juicy redcurrant fill out the vibrant and layered palate, which has a long and clean, well-structured finish.

How was it made?

Trent Burge grew up a keen cricketer and footballer, revelling in the camaraderie and competition of local teams. He followed this passion to England, spending several years playing seasons of cricket and returning home to work Barossa vintage. Double Trouble blends two outstanding regional varieties in tribute to the boy’s time in this ‘double life’ of one endless summer. Shiraz Cabernet is the classic Australian wine duo, boldly generous yet approachable. To bring out the best from the Barossa region, we combine valley-floor Shiraz with cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon, from a family-owned vineyard in neighbouring Eden Valley. Barossa Boy Double Trouble salutes teammates, on the field and in the vineyard. Created for sharing. 50% Shiraz | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Summary The 2016 growing season began with a warm, dry spring, providing good conditions for flowering and fruit set. Annual rainfall was at 338mm, less than the long term average. Drier soils combined with a warmer than average spring and summer contributed to pleasing vine and bunch growth. A relatively mild January and timely rainfall saw even ripening in Barossa’s red varieties, through to March. The resulting harvest yielded satisfying bunch numbers, with small berries of intense flavour and colour, along with excellent tannins and natural acidity. Maturation Matured in 80% French and 20% American oak, including our 2,500 litre French Oak Foudre. 40% was matured in new oak with a balance of two, three and four-year-old barrels over a total of 12 months. Tasting Note Complex aromas of dark chocolate, raspberry confectionery, high note spice and earthy and salty forest floor. A duet of luscious blackcurrant and subtle spearmint flavours reflect sunblessed Barossa Shiraz and cool Eden Valley Cabernet origins. Charred oak and juicy redcurrant fill out the vibrant and layered palate, which has a long and clean, well-structured finish. Pair with a Greek mezze platter, roast lamb, potato gratin.

Who made it?

A sixth generation Barossa winemaker, our founder Trent Burge grew up in and on Barossa soil. Riding trail bikes around the vineyards, playing local cricket and footy, he had dirt under his nails and Barossa blood in his veins. The boy has grown to craft new stories in wine. Barossa Boy is his passion project; his heart worn proudly on his sleeve. Tales of generational wisdom and legendary old vines are blended with fresh perspective and a worldly, modern palate. Barossa Boy wines are devoted to the ultimate expression of the Barossa region's signature varieties and distinctive characters. Each vintage brings the anticipation of a new chapter, and the opportunity to bottle the season's tale from bud to harvest.

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