Campbells Bobbie Burns Shiraz 2015
Available by the dozen
The Campbells of Rutherglen are a fourth generation winegrowing family dedicated to continuing a tradition established in 1870, of producing artisanal vintages reflecting the distinctive character of Rutherglen. Drawing on their intimate knowledge of local viticulture, Bobbie Burns is a traditional style of wine built around volumes of fruit exhibiting great finesse and subtle use of oak to compliment the full bodied Shiraz fruit flavours. From the eminent Bobbie Burns vineyard in Rutherglen, Shiraz is vinified on skins for a week in a mix of closed and rotary fermenters, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques for a year's maturation. Alcohol 14.5%
The original Bobbie Burns site was established by John Campbell in the 1870s, it was the first vineyard in Rutherglen to be replanted with phylloxera resistant stock. Bobbie Burns has since commanded a peerless reputation for delivering an Australian icon wine that's accessible to all, sharing the power and potency of Rutherglen Shiraz. Showing exquisite balance and structure while drinking brilliantly on release, a splendid red wine to enjoy with confidence, whatever its age, alongside warming meat and potato recipes or spiced and marinated grills.
Medium red with purple hues. Intense dark plum fruit with hints of ground spice and attractive regional notes of ironstone identify its Rutherglen provenance. Rich, mouth filling blood plum and mulberry on the front palate, fruit tannins and subtle cedar oak add freshness and structure, as firm, fine grained tannins add length to the finish. Delicious upon release, a long history suggests it will continue to evolve for many years.