2006 Three Rings Shiraz4 Ratings
2006 Three Rings Shiraz
Blackberry and spice perfume, a hint of white stone and aniseed. Palate: Big, ripe, round and juicy. Vanillan oak complexity with hints of wood smoke. Long soft tannin finish.
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Wine & SpiritsDeep ruby. Candied dark berry and kirsch aromas, with slow-building fruitcake and roasted coffee qualities. Thick and almost syrupy, with fat blackberry, bitter cherry and chocolate fudge flavors, a vaguely herbal character and no apparent acidity or tannins. Clings to the palate on the finish like a fruit syrup. This is the style that has made modern Australia's reputation, for better or worse. Fans of elegant wines will likely find this shiraz alarmingly viscous and cloyingly sweet - not to mention lacking in energy and finesse - but it does have its fans.
Wine.com2006 was an excellent vintage in the Barossa Valley and the quality shows here in this wine's balance and complex flavors. A small percentage of Cabernet was used in the blend this year. Wood treatment was a combination of new and used American Oak for one year.The sleight of hand that mesmerizes the eye is not unlike the skill that tantalizes the palate. South Australia's Chris Ringland (Winemaker), David Hickinbotham (grape grower) and Californian Dan Philips (importer) have created this fine w...
Wine Advocate"There are 14,000 cases of the 2006 Shiraz, a wine sourced from three Barossa vineyards. The wine was aged in seasoned American oak. Opaque purple colored, it offers up a jammy perfume of cedar, spice box, violets, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine made in a surprisingly elegant style. Supple-textured, full-flavored, with well-integrated tannin, this hedonistic effort will evolve for 3-5 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 10 years."
Ken's Wine GuideThis very dark purple wine opens with a soft blueberry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is soft, balanced, and very easy to drink. It displays quite tasty blueberry flavors. Th...
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 88 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 42 notes)