Corrina Rayment Expatriate Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia

$51.99
Item No. 94618
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS95
  • RP94
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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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(9/26/2010)
unexpectedly wonderful. Unique
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Learn 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.

Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Critical Acclaim "The 2007 Expatriate Shiraz was sourced from 65 year old vines yielding a meager 1 ton per acre ...
Winemaker's Notes More than half of the fruit for this wine was selected from Don Oliver's oldest block of 65 ...
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