Burgoynes Block 2013 bottle


Burgoyne’s Block (Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache)

Per Bottle
Case Of 6

We recommend gourmet sausages with parsnip mash and carmelised onions or barbecued cumin and coriander crusted lamb racks with a baby corn, asparagus and mint salad.

Drinking well now but will cellar nicely for 3- 5 years.


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Vintage Conditions

Vintage 2015 can be best described as having a mild growing season. Spring was dry with temperatures slightly warmer than average and summer temperatures were average to below average for the entire time. Most importantly there were no days of extreme hot weather which is ideal for flavour development. There was a period in late January of high humidity, but careful management of the vines kept the fruit free from disease. The continuing consistent warm days, enabled the vines to ripen the fruit at a consistent rate. This meant there was a reduced need for irrigation which resulted in a very strong vintage for all varieties. Both white wines and red wines showed fantastic depth of flavour and finesse with the added bonus being our Reds having intense colour and tannins. One to watch!

Tasting Notes

Our Burgoyne’s Vineyards provide all the Shiraz grapes at Rutherglen Estates. Early last century Peter Burgoyne had a vision to make Rutherglen the leading winegrowing centre in Australia. He exported 2,700 ‘hogsheads’ (200,000 gallons) of full-bodied wine  a month to England. We are proud to name our Mourvedre, Shiraz Grenache Burgoyne’s Block after the vision of this wine pioneer.
Mourvedre is rarely the dominant variety in these traditional ‘Rhone’ blends but the colour, power, structure and intensity of flavour that our Rutherglen Mourvedre displays allows us to make a unique ‘twist’ to this traditional blend, adding an extra gamey and rich dimension to the Shiraz and Grenache. Shiraz offers lovely berry fruit, pepper and colour richness, while Grenache is the strawberry, candy, vanilla and spicy support variety.
This wine is elegant and has a fragrant delicate aroma of cherries, strawberries with floral notes and spice.  It has red berries on the palate is medium weight with mouth coating fine chalky tannins.


The three varieties of this traditional blend are harvested within days of each other and handled separately until just prior to bottling with the aim of producing a fresh and fruity wine. Each batch is crushed then allowed to soak at approximately 10ºC for 48 hours before being inoculated with a spicy Rhone yeast. Ferments start cool but are allowed to warm up to approx 27ºC during the peak period of fermentation. The wine was blended and allowed to mature in older French and American oak hogsheads and puncheons for 3 months. Of the Rutherglen Estates red wines, this exemplifies more finesse and delicacy while still being very mouth-filling and flavoursome.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Varieties: 46% Mourvedre, 29% Shiraz,
25% Grenache
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: February 2015
Release date: 2017
Alcohol: 14.9%
Oak treatment: Matured for 3 months in a
mix of older French, American & Hungarian
Total acid: 5.5g/L
pH: 3.75
Residual sugar: Dry

Industry Reviews

Huon Hooke (87/100)

"Medium to full red colour with a tinge of brick in the meniscus. The bouquet is of freshly-turned earth as well as hints of cherry, herbs and humus. There's some forward-development. A straightforward wine, with a pleasant fruit-sweet mid-palate and a little alcohol afterglow." 2017-06-27

Toni Paterson (89/100)

"A sweet-fruited wine with distinct earthy, meaty flavours. The alcohol is very high, and it almost gives the wine a syrupy nature. One for lovers of full, rich, sweet-fruited wines." 2017-06-06

Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24