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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Corrina Rayment Expatriate Shiraz 2005
Corrina Rayment Expatriate Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 94618)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Shiraz "Expatriate" was tasted from a barrel sample. It is dense crimson/purple in color with a brooding nose of mineral, leather, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, voluptuous wine with layered, thick, intense flavors, well-concealed tannins, and a very long finish. Give it 5-7 years to blossom and drink it through 2025." - Robert Parker
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About Corrina Rayment:

This collaboration is born of Benjamin Hammerschlag's relationship with the Oliver family and in particular, with winemaker Corrina Rayment, who naturally fits into the group of young and progressive winemakers. Rayment is a progressive thinker and she's willing to take risks. Her wines are deigned to offer the best aspects of McLaren Vale - texture, suppleness and intensity.