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Past Vintages

Tasting Note 2016 Richard Hamilton Burtons Vineyard Grenache.pdf
Tasting Note 2015 RH Burtons Vineyard Grenache.pdf
Tasting Note 2014 RH Burtons Vineyard Grenache.pdf
Tasting Note 2013 RH Burtons Vineyard Grenache.pdf
Tasting Note 2011 RH Burtons Vineyard Grenache_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2010 RH Burtons Vineyard Grenache_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2009 RH Burtons.pdf
Tasting Note 06 RH Buton's VY Grenache Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 05 Burtons VY Gren-Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note RH Burtons 04.pdf
Tasting Note RH Burtons VY GrenShiraz 03.pdf
Tasting Note RH Burtons 02.pdf
Tasting Note Burtons 1999 Tasting Note.doc
Tasting Note SVR BURTONS 98.doc
Tasting Note RH Burtons VY Gren Shiraz 97.doc
Tasting Note RH Burtons VY Gren Shiraz 96.doc
Tasting Note Rh Burtons VY Grenache Shiraz 95.doc
Tasting Note RH Burtons VY Gren Shiraz 94.doc

Technical Data

McLaren Vale



Vine Age 
67 years

Sugar at Picking: 


6.38 gms/litre

Residual Sugar: 
0.97 gms/litre

Richard Hamilton Burton's Vineyard Grenache 2014_web.jpg

2016 Burtons Vineyard Old Bush Vine Grenache


COLOUR Medium garnet red with crimson hues.
BOUQUET Fine, elegant, restrained and with a touch of cedar, the nose shows estery floral/cherry fragrance, with an underlying hint of pepper: typical of concentrated Grenache. Oak plays a minor role in the background to allow the beautiful fruit to shine through
PALATE This wine is all about texture, length and balanced fruit. It has medium body in which the tannins are long and soft while the bright fruit provides persistence of mouth feel. Fruit flavours are in the cherry spectrum. 
FOOD SUGGESTIONS This wine will accompany the best pasta, paella, or rich gamey meals – or just enjoy it on its own. The great beauty of this wine is that it invites another mouthful. 
CELLARING POTENTIAL This is a fabulous wine to enjoy for its beauty and subtlety while it is relatively youthful. It will also reward those who like the more complex characters and expect to see cigar and cedar characters after a few years. 
WINEMAKING NOTES The Grenache has been sourced from vines planted in 1947 by Burton Hamilton, Richard Hamilton’s father. The fruit from these dry-land grown, bush vines was selected for quality on the vine and hand harvested then fermented in a single small fermenter to dryness then gently pressed. Oak maturation in older fine grain French oak occurred after malo-lactic fermentation and racking. 
BACKGROUND INFORMATION The vineyard is located at the rear of our Old Winery Block in southern McLaren Vale. Planted in 1947, these dry-grown traditional Australian ‘Bush Vines’ were hand reared by Richard Hamilton’s father, Burton Hamilton (1904 to 1994) who was a viticulturist in South Australia for his entire working life. The site, selection, and resultant wine are a true expression of McLaren Vale terroir and fitting tribute to Burton’s pioneering spirit.  
OAK TREATMENT Older Oak for 18 months
VINEYARD NOTES Following good rainfall in June and July, the growing season was much drier than average from August through to January, with above average spring temperatures. 37 mm of rain in early to mid January freshened the vine canopies and the subsequent cooler weather provided ideal ripening conditions. February was dry and warmer than average both at night and during the day, but free of prolonged heat wave conditions. The  vintage was very condensed with all of the fruit being harvested before the end of February. Yields tended below average and provided great fruit concentration.


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