Barossa Boy 2016 Lifeblood Shiraz
95 points // Campbell Mattinson
92 points // The Real Review, Huon Hooke
4.5 Stars // 2018 Winestate Magazine World's Greatest Shiraz
"Saturated blackberry and plum flavors come coated in coffee cream oak. The flavours explode onto the palate and then smash into a rock strewn shore of tannin. Its a brute of a wine."
Words by Campbell Mattinson.
He’s the sixth generation of a Barossa winemaking family, but Trent Burge’s destiny was not written in stone. Cellarhand work was initially just a handy job opportunity for an energetic young 18 year old. But hands-on, from the ground up, winemaking worked its way under his skin. Trent developed a deep respect for the land, the fruit, the growers and winemakers. The final pieces came together around family meals, when his father would dust off bottles of luscious aged shiraz from his personal cellar. The rich rewards of hard labour awakened our boy’s Barossa-born heart.
Lifeblood Shiraz is Trent Burge’s heartfelt tribute to the signature variety of his home soil. Crafted only from fruit parcels of exceptional promise, this is a love letter to region, variety and home.