The Colonial Estate Explorateur Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017
94 POINT RATED GOLD MEDAL WINNER OUR BEST SELLING BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ EVER
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.34 out of 5 stars.
- 94 POINT RATED WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE
- GOLD MEDAL WINNER
- OUR BIGGEST SELLING BAROSSA SHIRAZ OF ALL TIME
- PREVIOUS VINTAGES OF THE THE EXPLORATEUR SHIRAZ HAVE WON 13 GOLD MEDALS
- TROPHY WINNING BAROSSA PRODUCER
Deep purple with red brick flash around edge. Blackberry fruits with hints of licorice, oak and aniseed. The palate is softly spoken and fruit driven initially with blackberries, plums and licorice notes giving your insight into what is ahead. An approachable mid palate, which is full-flavored, while the fine-grained tannins finish with complex notes of olives, cashew nuts and oak. An alluring finish, which is moreish and smooth, yet has great length.
94 Point Rated Wine Showcase Magazine 2018
"Elegant blackberry fragrances with hint of violets. Excellent weight to the dark, abundant, chocolaty palate."
Wine Showcase 2018
The vineyards that make up Explorateur are based in the northwestern Barossa Valley. This is a belt of land/terroir that runs from just to the northwest of Tanunda – Marananga, Greenock, Moppa, Ebenezer, and through to Stockwell, just north of Nuriootpa. Cropping levels are kept low to ensure fruit flavour is focus. The same equipment that is accorded to our more expensive wines is made available to Explorateur. Fermentation is French in approach for up to two thirds of the wine made; the rest is vinified in a more Australian way.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
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