Fantastic results just in from Robert Parkers Wine Advocate!

The reviews are in and we are over the moon once again to have been recognised by the World’s most influential wine writer, Robert Parker Jr’s Wine Advocate, highlighted by our Exile and Émigré receiving scores of 92+ & 93 points respectively!

The Colonial Estate Etranger Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Source eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 90 Points Maturity  Drink: 2012 – 2015 Current (Release) Cost $37
Medium-deep garnet colored, the 2007 Etranger Cabernet Sauvignon gives evolved notes of kirsch and dried mulberries with underlying hints of leather, sandalwood, spice box and game. Very full bodied and packed with mature black berry, spice and savory flavors, it has a good line of crisp acid to enliven and medium to firm powdery tannins, finishing long. Mature and drinking nicely now, it should hold to 2015+.

The Colonial Estate Barossa Emigre Red Blend 2009
Source eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 93 Points Maturity Drink: 2012 – 2020 Current (Release) Cost $228
A blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, the 2009 Emigre has a medium to deep garnet color and aromas of warm mulberries, kirsch, dried cherries and raspberry preserves over notes of underbrush and spice cake. Very full bodied and opulent, it fills the mouth with spicy red berry flavors supported by refreshing acidity and a medium level of velvety tannins, finishing long. Delicious in this youthful primary stage, it should cellar gracefully to 2020+.

The Colonial Estate Alexander Laing Single Vineyard 100 Year Old Vines Grenache 2009
Source eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 91 Points Maturity Drink: 2012 – 2018 Current (Release) Cost $84
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Alexander Laing Old Vine Grenache reveals aromas of kirsch, warm red currants and raspberry preserves over hints of preserved mandarin peel, forest floor and dusty earth. Very full bodied with mouth-filling red berry preserve and baking spice flavors, it has a medium level of silky tannins and enlivening acidity, finishing long and spicy. Drink this one now to 2018+.

The Colonial Estate Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Source eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 87 Points Maturity Drink: 2012 – 2013 Current (Release) Cost $26
The Colonial Estate’s 2010 Sauvignon Blanc offers pronounced notes of pink grapefruit, passion fruit and under-ripe pineapple with a suggestion of lime zest. Medium bodied with a good amount of expressive tropical fruit flavors, it has racy acidity and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013.

The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009
Source  eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 92+ Points Maturity  Drink: 2013 – 2021  Current (Release) Cost $114
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Exile Shiraz is scented of creme de cassis, blackberry preserves and dried plums with nuances of chocolate, cedar, damp loam and black olives. Very big, rich and densely fruited on the full bodied palate, the muscular fruit is supported by a firm level of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long and earthy. Approachable now, it should drink best 2013 to 2021+.

The Colonial Estate Explorateur Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008
Source eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 92 Points Maturity Drink: 2012 – 2019 Current (Release) Cost $37
Deep garnet colored with a tinge of purple, the 2008 Explorateur Shiraz reveals pronounced notes of creme de cassis, espresso, tar and licorice with evolving-aroma hints of fruit cake, black olives and salami. Very full bodied, rich and voluptuous in the mouth, the generous spiced black fruit flavors are well contrasted by medium to firm grainy tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long and layered. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2019+.

The Colonial Estate Mungo Park Single Vineyard Old Vine Shiraz 2009
Source eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012
Reviewer Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Rating 91 Points Maturity Drink: 2012 – 2018 Current (Release) Cost $84
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Mungo Park Shiraz offers expressive ripe red plum, mulberry and warm cherry aromas with suggestions of allspice, underbrush and lavender. Full bodied with a good concentration of warm berry and earthy flavors, it has refreshing acidity and a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long. Drink it now to 2018+.

 


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