The Colonial Estate Explorateur Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$30.00 $19.99
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Item No. 93728
  • red wine
  • RP91
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2004 Shiraz l'Explorateur's opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by an opulent, creamy mouthfeel, sweet tannin, loads of richness and concentration, and a heady, smooth finish. This velvety-textured, character-filled Shiraz should drink well for a decade."
-Wine Advocate

Classic ripe Shiraz that is handpicked from old Shiraz Vines based in the north of the Barossa Valley. The grapes are double-sorted – by bunch and then by grape - on arrival at the winery and, after fermentation, aged in French and American oak for a year. Purple in colour with a round, enveloping taste.

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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 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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