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3 Rings Reserve Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
  • RP 92
  • WS 91
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Winemaker Notes

Concentration, complexity and ripe tannins. Intense dried fruits, and secondary characters of spice and cedary oak. Well balanced and full bodied wine.

Critical Acclaim

RP 92
The Wine Advocate

The 2005 3 Rings Shiraz was sourced from vineyards averaging 85 years of age and was raised for 36 months in French oak demi-muids. It is purple/black in color with a superb, brooding nose of pain grille, pencil lead, mineral, smoked meat, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, thick, rich Shiraz which will require a minimum of five years of further cellaring to begin unwinding. This full-throttle effort should offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2030.

WS 91
Wine Spectator

Supple, fleshy and generous with its sweet blackberry, espresso and dark chocolate flavors, focused into a long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases made.

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The aim of this project, a partnership between importer Dan Philips, renowned winemaker Chris Ringland, and famed grape grower David Hickinbotham, is to offer good value Shiraz from relatively old vine Barossa fruit from vineyards in the Kalimna, Gomersol, and Vinevale sectors.

The 3 Rings label was founded in 2004 and soon thereafter was earning 90+ ratings for its Shiraz and Reserve Shiraz in the world wine media, with the grapes coming from the rich terroir... View More