Burge Family G3 2002

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 127767
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96
  • JH93
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 52% Grenache, 42% Shiraz, 6% Mourvedre

Critical Acclaim

"The awesome 2002 G3 (52% Grenache from 80-year-old vines, 42% Shiraz from 40-year-old vines, and 6% Mourvedre from 10-year-old vines) is a world-class offering that hits every sweet spot on the palate as well as anybody's G spot. Dense purple to the rim with a remarkably complex nose of black fruits, lavender, acacia flowers, vanilla, and sweet red as well as black fruits, this gorgeous blend sees no new oak, being aged completely in neutral French barrels for approximately one year prior to bottling. Elegant, concentrated, and powerful, it builds incrementally in the mouth offering multiple dimensions in addition to fabulous length. Already approachable, it should continue to evolve for a decade."
96 Points

"Clean, dark berries; quite powerful texture and structure; savoury/earthy/chocolatey edges to the fruit core; lots of character; long finish."
93 Points

"Bright medium ruby. Crushed blackberry, licorice, tar and spices on the nose; pure but less expressive today than the Olive Hill. Then impressively lush and sweet in the mouth, with a more pliant texture than the other current reds from this producer. Offers excellent palate presence (this is 15.5% alcohol) but is not quite as complex or showy today as the Olive Hill. Ends with big, broad, sweet tannins that are thoroughly enrobed in the wine's sweet finishing fruit. A very impressive set of wines from this strong vintage.
91 Points

Learn About Burge Family Map ItMap It

Winemaker Rick Burge is a brilliant artisan who does nearly everything by hand. Five years ago, Barossa wines were considered a novelty, however today they receive some of the highest accolades from critics. The Barossa's climate is perfect for producing opulent wines. It's soils are some of the planets oldest, with ancient red mineral deposits streaking the vineyards and adding...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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