Barossa Boy Wines ‘Double Trouble’ Shiraz Cabernet 2017

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That traditional old Aussie blend, shiraz and cabernet, is still a winner. If one may offer up the bottom line first, this is a wine which, at just $30, is a serious contender for best value wine of the year (not bad for just February). 

Those of us who have been around for far too long have been aware of Trent Burge for many years, mostly thanks to the proud reports from his dad, Grant (a pretty decent winemaker himself), keeping us posted with Trent’s cricketing exploits. Combine cricket and winemaking and one has, as he puts it, an endless summer. 

The fruit is sourced from local vineyards – the Barossa floor for the Shiraz and the Eden Valley for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The colour is an inky purple. The nose explodes with black cherries, chocolate and sweet vanillin notes. A big, bold, beautiful Barossa red. On the palate, more cassis with mulberry notes. Fine balance, excellent length. Layered. Cashmere tannins. Love it and enjoy now or over the next decade.

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