The Colonial Estate Emigre 2006

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $85.00 $39.99
Save $45.01 (53%)
Item No. 102861
  • ST93
  • RP92
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP94
  • ST93

Winemaker's Notes

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

Dense, spicy and vibrant, with superconcentrated, sharply delineated flavors and a bright, very long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky ruby color. Sexy and open on the nose, offering scents of spicy red berries, dusty minerals and fresh flowers. Deeper black and blue fruit flavors show impressive clarity and pick up chewy tannins with aeration. The fruit builds through a long, juicy finish, which leaves sappy blueberry and boysenberry behind. This is already delicious."
93 Points

"The Colonial Estate’s two flagship wines come from their own property. The 2006 Emigre is a blend of four vineyards and six grape varieties (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, and Muscadelle) with yields less than one ton per acre. The complex aromas include smoke, underbrush, mineral, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, concentrated wine with spicy, savory flavors, good depth, and several years of aging potential. Drink it from 2012 to 2025. "
92 Points

"This offers a distinctive black olive cast to its dark berry and cherry flavors, which linger against fine tannins on the brooding finish. Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane and Muscadelle. Best from 2010 through 2014. 2,000 cases made."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/6/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
this is an amazing wine; dense, complex, but with strong fruit and tanins. unfortunately the winery raised its prices about 30pct for subsequent vintages. update: colonial estate has decided not to sell this in the USA anymore. sad.
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BritWine - Carrollton, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/25/2010)
Full bodied, very enjoyable red
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
I purchased this wine after some confirming it's rating. now it is laying down for a few years before I taste it
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