Chris Ringland Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz 2006
ICONIC 96 POINT PARKER RATED BACK VINTAGE CHRIS RINGLAND DRY GROWN SHIRAZ
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- 96 POINTS ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE
- BACK VINTAGE CHRIS RINGLAND DRY GROWN SHIRAZ
- FROM 10/10 HALLIDAY RATED VINTAGE
- GIFTED BOXED EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION COLLECTABLE
This opulent, plush and concentrated wine is characterised by dark berry, liquorice, black fruit jam, espresso and dried citrus-peel aromas and flavours, dense, fine tannins and integrated oak.
96 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"Very deep garnet-black in color, the 2006 Shiraz presents gorgeous aromas of cassis, florals, some red fruits, damp earth, sage, charcoal, licorice and a hint of pepper. This 14.6% wine spends 42 months in oak and is a stark contrast to the previous vintage, as it is tight and crisp with medium levels of rounded tannins and shows a little evolution. It finishes long and elegant, with some oolong tea notes coming through. Only 1,300 bottles and 50 magnums were produced."
Drink it now to 2024+.
Chris Ringland's Barossa Ranges Shiraz is steeped in the Barossa’s post-colonial story and the high art and science of winemaking. Typically deep in colour with intense dark berry, paneforte, espresso roasted chestnut aromas, it displays a plush and concentrated palate with blackberry, mocha, paneforte spicy flavours and dense fine chocolaty tannins. Despite the opulence, flamboyance, richness and concentration, the wine has superb percussion and freshness. The wine is a small vinification of around four to five hogsheads or 1500 litres. The "unusually thick skinned" Shiraz is entirely sourced from Chris Ringland's dry-grown vineyard on the edge of the Barossa Valley, but technically in Eden Valley, along Flaxman's Valley near Randall's Hill. The wine is "painstakingly hand-made" in open fermenters and regularly pumped-over to extract colour, flavour and tannins. After draining and pressing through a traditional basket press, fermentation is completed in 100% new French oak hogsheads. A period of up to 50 months oak maturation follows to achieve optimum complexity and balance between oak and fruit. The extraordinarily high release prices (higher than Penfolds Grange), limited production and reputation make Chris Ringland Barossa Ranges Shiraz the stuff of legend.
Barossa, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar till 2024|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|
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