Burton 2004 McLaren Vale Shiraz

The best Shiraz from McLaren Vale I have ever tasted


 Ray Kidd (former Chief Winemaker at Lindemans)   Feb 2017

  1. 2003 McLaren Vale Shiraz


This is a beautifully matured wine. It has a great balance of fruit, with nuanced earthiness. The tannins are beautifully integrated, hence the elegance and balance.


2.   2004 McLaren Vale Shiraz


This is a very similar wine to the 2003. I lean towards the 2003 as being the better wine, but it’s a ‘split hair’ decision.


3   2003 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon


This is a very good wine. I find that the front palate fruit is softer/subdued in comparison to the 2003 McLaren Vale shiraz, but it finishes nicely with hints of cigar box wood (or something similar).


4.  2004 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon


This wine has amazing up front fruit, considering it’s a 13 year old wine. The mid palate then opens up to complex characters which linger on the back palate. There is a lot going on with this ‘fruit driven’ wine. I prefer this wine over the 2003 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. However, I prefer the 2003 McLaren Vale Shiraz on the grounds of it’s superior maturity and balance.


I’d like to purchase a case of the 2004 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon for cellaring (at 13⁰ C) for about 5 years. I believe that given time, this wine has the potential to rival the 2003 McLaren Vale shiraz in terms of balance and may well better it in terms of complexity.

R. M.  Port Macquarie NSW Feb 2017

Burton Cabernet Merlot - Marvelous, Best Cabernet Merlot I have ever had...

Jordan. Owner Porters Liquor Chatswood

Burton 2004 Coonawarra Cabernet

Just a note to pass on my praise of the 2004 Coonawarra Cab Sav.

We opened one last night and it was a perfect pairing to a roast pork rack.

Thanks for this great drop. My only problem is that I now only have 4 left in the cellar!

JB Sydney March 2017

The Burton 2002 Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz

is one of the best Shiraz I have tasted from the great 2002 vintage. I have twice mistaken it for the RWT in blind tastings.." Greg Chugg - Winemaster - Wine and Food Society NSW

Thank you for your support in the supply of your wines that DO build value , the customers love them. - Mathew Barry - Alto Group


Jason Pas e-mailed after buying our 1998 reserve Coonawarra Cabernet at Sydney Duty Free Airport - "absolutely fantastic !!!!"

Cracked bottles of the 2002 Shiraz and the 2002 Reserve Shiraz last Thursday - I like the pepperiness of the reserve hope I can hang onto some for a couple of years it will be a blockbuster !


The 2002 Shiraz is incredibly smooth I think these 2 are without a doubt the best Burton's I've had ! Kimble George NSW


In a recent blind wine tasting - wine illuminary - Hilton Chapman declared before what was revealed as the Burton 02 Reserve Shiraz " THIS IS A GRANGE . "


"We recently conducted a blind wine tasting at our home with friends (10 wines) and a Burton 2001 Cabernet was voted the best wine of the tasting (competed against '93 Grange, Zema Estate Cabernet, Moss Wood, Tyrrells, etc I'm not a distributor - just one who enjoys fine wines." – George Ignatio, Sydney NSW
"The Burton 2004 Chardonnay
is simply orgasmic - Professor Brian Shackel
"The lovely Michaela from Bilson's Restaurant served us a truly mind blowing Burton McLaren Vale Shiraz. Yum! how much and where can we get it?"
Kelly Banek Waverton NSW
"Congratulations, both your Shiraz 2000 and 2001 have won the tasting sessions for Qatar Airways First & Business Class Shiraz. 

Qatar Representative
"Last night I had a bottle of the
McLaren Vale Shiraz and was clearly blown away. Do you still have any stocks of it and how much is it?"
Alex Waldman Sydney


"We held a degustation dinner at the Park Hyatt for all our clients. Not only did Burton wines go down like a treat; but Nigel's professionalism and knowledge about wines was very well received. Not to forget to mention the extraordinary invitations, which were labelled on Burton's wine...recommended to all!!"

- S Warwick CEO- AON Reinsurance


Just to let you know - I and friends are really enjoying the magnificent wines " - Greg Audi Centre Brisbane


Burton 2001 Coonawarra Cabernet   Perfect - Stuart Stow