Price per bottle: $100.00
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Cellar: Drink now or cellar mid term
Plum and coconut oak on the nose, the palate has layers of ripe dark fruits including, plum and blackberry, there is also violets on show and even some meaty notes find their way into the mix. There are exceptionally soft but persistent tannins and lingering finish without being cloying and heavy.
The Colonial Estate is a range of limited-production Barossa Valley wines that are handpicked and vinified using mainly French methods. Our whole approach to making wine in Australia has been French influenced, so it is this ethos that guides us.
The wines are handpicked and the reds receive cold pre-maceration, delestages, pigeage, and maceration on the skins prior to ageing in French oak; whilst the whites get whole-bunch pressing and lees bâtonnage and are fermented with yeasts. The reds come, in principle from the prime Northern Arc of the Barossa Valley and the whites from the cool-climate of the Adelaide Hills.
Highly Rated James Halliday Wine Companion
"Epic! The colour is impenetrable, the oak unbelievable and the concentration undeniable; impressive for its stature. if you like them monstrous, then this may be for you"
Received 5 stars at the following Winestate Challengers:
World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2013
Wine of The Year Nominee 2013
Best of Style Tasting 2013
Concours Mondial Brussels 2011
Decanter World Wine Awards London 2011
International Wine Challenge London 2011