94 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; clean berry fruit and particularly well integrated and balanced oak on the bouquet lead into a medium-bodied palate, with a near-perfect balance between fruit, oak and tannins. Manages to combine elegance and flavour. Drink to 2013.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2002
With Meshach I am seeking the epitome of the Barossa shiraz style - a big, powerful, intensely rich and robust dry red with the potential to age for 20-25 years and develop enormous complexity.
The 1998 vintage was a truly exceptional one in the Barossa - the best I’ve encountered in more than 30 years of making wine in the district - and produced outstanding reds with greater intensity and depth of fruit flavour than we’ve ever achieved before.This is a big wine in every sense. It has a big tannin structure, huge fruit but as always with Meshach showing vinosity rather than obvious varietal character, and great complexity from 22 months in new small American oak.
Grant Burge, Grant Burge website