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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Corrina Rayment Expatriate Shiraz 2006
Corrina Rayment Expatriate Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 96246)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $46.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

More than half of the fruit for this wine was selected from Don Oliver's oldest block of 65-year old vines. For complexity, some plantings from the Tahbilk clone were blended in. The Tahbilk clone is one of the oldest know Shiraz clones in Australia. It expresses Rhone-like aromatics with lifted violet and mineral tones. The Olivers sourced this clone from Victoria and were one of the first to plant it in McLaren Vale.

This wine comes from one of the top growers in McLaren Vale and is essentially made from the highest grade fruit in the region. The project is born of Benjamin Hammerschlag's relationship with the Oliver family and in particular, with winemaker Corrina Rayment, who naturally fi ts into the group of young and progressive winemakers that permeate the Epicurean Wines portfolio. Rayment is a progressive thinker and she's willing to take risks. Her wines are designed to offer the best aspects of McLaren Vale (texture, suppleness and intensity) with exquisite packaging. Additionally Rayment is the first, and currently the only, female winemaker in the portfolio.

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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.