Trophy for Champion Shiraz – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
Trophy for Champion Commercial Red – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
Barossa Ink came about as a challenge set down by the Grant Burge winemaking team to come up with the most vibrant and impactful wines as possible. The result is an intensely opulent wine from the heart of the Barossa, with a colour so dark, it’s almost ink. It has proven to be massively popular and for good reason as it hits the magic sweet spot for drinkability, affordability and downright deliciousness!
Winery Notes (2020 Vintage)
"The Barossa Ink Shiraz is intense purple red in colour with great density. The bouquet is rich with plum, raspberries and dark cherries, with underlying hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean and spice. This super-rich, full-bodied wine has a sensual palate offering plenty of texture, fine velvety tannins and soft, round dark fruit flavours."
NZIWS Judges Comments (2020 Vintage)
"Inky black red with vibrant crimson edges. The chocolate and plum bouquet is cloaked with vanilla. The taste is ripe & voluptuous with fine velvet tannins, juicy plum, prune and bottled cherry fruit with a sprinkle of pepper and a well-balanced nutty oak note to the creamy finish."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
5 Stars, Best Buy & No.2 Shiraz, Cuisine Shiraz Tasting, June 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Beautifully composed and simply delicious. Ripe, toasty and spicy in all of the right proportions. The wonderfully concentrated mid-palate is very seductive and balanced with fine acidity and long silky tannins."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A gorgeous shiraz offering fruit power and opulence; the inviting bouquet shows black/blueberry, dark plum, vanilla, mocha and toasted nut aromas. The palate is fleshy and sumptuous, and exhibits layers of velvety texture and plush mouthfeel, finishing superbly long and captivating. At its best: now to 2026."