The Colonial Estate Emigre 2002

Red Blends from Australia

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Item No. 79417
  • red wine
  • RP95
  • ST94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP94
  • ST93

Winemaker's Notes

"The sumptuous 2002 Emigré is a proprietary blend of old vine Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Its inky/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, blueberries, cassis, and licorice. Although it has a fabulous texture as well as a massive palate, it is neither over the top nor hot (even though it boasts 15.5% natural alcohol). The tannin is melted, but high. While this 2002 is impossible to resist at present, it should age well for 10-12 years, possibly longer."
-Wine Advocate

The Barossa Valley is a source of disparate terroirs. For Émigré the inspiration has been to embrace this and produce a wine that represents the palette of the Barossa Valley - from Greenock in the western hills to the Eden Valley in the east, taking in the valley floor.

Émigré is sourced from the Colonial-owned vineyards and is made up of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Muscadelle, and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the vineyards comprising Grenache and Mourvedre surround the stone built winery.

The wine is the product of diligent viticulture. Spur-pruning, canopy management, green harvesting, and handpicking all come together to produce ripe, pure bunches of grapes that are subjected to double-triage before being conveyed into new wooden vats. Oak barrels from French coopers complete the wine's formation. Final soft pressing is undertaken in an imported basket press.

The wine has a roundness and innate harmony, which belies its intensity, strength, and concentration.

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The Colonial Estate is a range of limited-production Barossa Valley wines that are handpicked and vinified using mainly French methods by Jonathan Maltus of Bordeaux' Chateau Teyssier. CWC's approach is deliberately and uniquely French. The wines are handpicked into trays and double-sorted. The reds receive cold pre-maceration, delestages, pigeage, and maceration on the skins...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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