The Colonial Estate Etranger Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa Valley, Australia

$28.00 $15.29
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Item No. 102859
  • red wine
  • ST91
  • JH90
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.

Winemaker's Notes

The Barossa Valley is a store of old vines coupled with an extended number of grape varieties that produce ripe, fruity, modern wines.

The prime terroir that makes up the ‘Northern Arc' of the Barossa Valley lends itself to the production of Cabernet Sauvignon – particularly the area around Greenoack where one finds red clay. Handpicked grapes are given the full triage treatment and rotation pumped during fermentation before being aged in French and American oak. Inky black, deep flavored wine.

Selected blocks of single-wire trellis vines from Greenock and the surrounding regions of Marananga and Stockwell in the Barossa Valley were blended for this wine. Viticultural techniques included minimal irrigation, low cropping and canopy management to maximise fruit maturation under optimum conditions. When judged flavor-ripe the grapes were handpicked into shallow trays.

There's impressive structure here but the wine is bursting with lush, sweet dark fruit flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep, bright-rimmed ruby color. Very spicy aromas of pungent red and dark berries, dried violet, incense and botanical herbs. Round and sappy, with sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavors, juicy acidity and gentle tannic grip. This became more powerful with air, taking on subtle espresso and bitter chocolate character. Leaves ripe cherry and plum notes behind on the long, chewy finish. This needs time to unwind."
91 Points

"Leafy/earthy aromas follow through into the back-palate, where the accent changes to black olive and herb woven through cassis fruit."
90 Points

Learn About The Colonial Estate Map ItMap It

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 Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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