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    The Colonial Estate Explorateur Shiraz 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    Professional Ratings: 94 Australian Wine Companion, 92 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 99653

    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
    Australian Wine Companion

    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
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