The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Shiraz Shiraz
Australia

$19.95 (18648)

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February 28, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The Explorateur Old Vines Shiraz is a well put-together and appealing wine with raisined/super ripe fruit character...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This shows all the expected flavours of Aussie shiraz but it lacks some cohesion. The nose is generous enough with...

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Community Reviews (1)

Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

An excellent expression of Barossa Valley Shiraz - and has aged gracefully.

Still a powerful nose of black pepper, anise, mint - all over dark blackcurrants and damson plums. Vanilla is also evident, as well as muted earthy tones.

Bold flavours follow on the palate, but with a restraint (no doubt aided with aging) that proves quite elegant. The pepper is milder, fruits still supple but layered with almonds and spice.

At 14.5% the alcohol is present but does not overpower; finish is long.

Tasted February 2015.

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