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2006 The Colonial Estate Shiraz Explorateur Barossa Valley
5 Ratings
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5 Ratings
2006 The Colonial Estate Shiraz Explorateur Barossa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red Wine

Wine Description

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    layne30

    winemaker's notes: Classic ripe Shiraz that is handpicked from old Shiraz Vines based in the north of the Barossa Valley. The grapes are double-sorted – by bunch and then by grape - on arrival at the winery and, after fermentation, aged in French oak for a year. Purple in color with a round, enveloping taste. critical acclaim: "Has abundant black cherry and blackberry fruit with spicy components; good oak and tannin handling; a nice twist of acidity to freshen the finish." 94 Points James Halliday "A 90/10 blend of shiraz and cabernet) Inky ruby. Smoky, deep aromas of spicy black and blue fruits, espresso and lively licorice. Chewy bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors are firmed by chunky tannins and given bite by a late mineral quality. Gains power and structure with air but retains sweetness and clarity. This is pretty serious." 92 Points International Wine Cellar "Lush in texture, but subtle in flavor, with black olive and meat notes adding interest to the dark berry and licorice flavors, lingering with finesse on the silky finish. Drink now through 2016." 90 Points wine spectator

    2 months
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    davidhunter

    thick and rich

    about 4 years
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    bvliegenthart

    lekkere wijn

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    "A 90/10 blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. Inky ruby. Smoky, deep aromas of spicy black and blue fruits, espresso and lively licorice. Chewy bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors are firmed by chunky tannins and given bite by a late mineral quality. Gains power and structure with air but retains sweetness and clarity. This is pretty serious." -IWC"Lush in texture, but subtle in flavor, with black olive and meat notes adding interest to the dark berry and licorice flavors, lingering with finesse on...
  • Wine & Spirits
    There are 9,000 cases of the 2005 Explorateur Old Vines Shiraz (with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend). It was aged for 12 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered. Purple-colored, it displays reticent aromas of toast, scorched earth, tar, blueberry, and blackberry. Ripe and sweet, with some elegance, it has good depth, moderate tannin, and a medium-long finish. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and drink it through 2020.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 88.9 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 45 notes)