The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006 Wine Review
The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Tangy black berries and cherries with some anise, licorice and mocha on the back. Full-bodied and lush with a pleasant finish.
Old Vine Shiraz food pairings: haggis, meat fondue, grilled or spiced chicken.
This The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006 was reviewed on February 28, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Black currants, blackberries, spice, and cassis. Little bit of a fruit bomb going on here. Mint, black olive, and some lively acid keeps it all in check. I'm 91 on this wine. (ottawawinejournal.com)
|Neil Phillips rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
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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