86 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; the bouquet has a mix of red berry, cherry, plum, earth and herb aromas, the palate riper and moving more to dark berry flavours. Subtle oak, light tannins. Drink to 2007.
Source: James Halliday. June, 2002
The Grant Burge Filsell is a single vineyard offering. The vines are nearly a century old and produce wines of great intensity and concentration.
Planted in the early 1920’s this vineyard also produces the fruit for Grant’s flagship Shiraz, the highly acclaimed Meshach; with Filsell known to loyal followers as the wines younger brother.
Due to the longer ferment on skins, the 2000 Filsell has a more pronounced, tighter tannin structure than previous vintages and is even more complex.The powerful, concentrated fruit flavours are well balanced by the oak, which is quite subdued and already well integrated.The principal aromas are of violets, plums, berryfruit and spice, backed by vanillin oak.This is a big, powerful, chewy red with plenty of fleshy fruit covering the tightly grained tannins. While approachable as a young wine, the 2000 Filsell Shiraz will continue to improve for at least 12-15 years if properly cellared.
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