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The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006 Wine Review

The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006

The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2006

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Community Score: 90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Colonial Estate

Agent: Profile Wine Group

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

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Andrew Bernardo Wine Journal 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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