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Charles Melton Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006

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Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties: Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right. The wines have always attracted national and international recognition, and an enduring commitment to dry farmed vineyards and careful crafting of the wine will ensure that this continues.This 100% Shiraz wine has a very deep colour. It has a smoky/toasty nose - some high quality oak lifting the bouquet. A hint of sweetness poking through (plums, strawberries). Good firm tannins but with sufficient middle palate weight to match. The spiciness shows through onto the palate with a food friendly savouriness being knit together with the traditional Barossa richness and sweet fruit finish.

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Charles Melton Wines Pty Ltd:
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 80's that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache. With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/... Read more
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 80's that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache. With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre blend called the Nine Popes. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhone but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Charles Melton Shiraz Barossa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,232
3.50 5
Vintage: 1995 02/22/2012

Lovely nose, sweet and gently spicy with cinnamon, spice and leather. It has subtle mint, black raspberry, prune fruit and some face powder notes. A bit past peak, but with a fine mineral base and red fruit with some blueberry. Soft and opulent, this has real power on the short but voluminous finish. The nose seems to show some classic vanilla oak. Finishes with a bit of earthy bitterness. Chunky and a bit fudgy. 87pts


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Snooth User: drudnick
7528623
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/12/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jternes
40102274
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/30/2008

Meaty, with blackberry and a firm texture


Snooth User: jternes
40102274
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 08/24/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Ponting
77255023
0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 02/15/2011

Australia is famous for the Grape wine. Due to the warm and dry climatic conditions the grapes are cultivated on large extent. The Mid North has some of the richest agricultural and pastoral land in the state, with a valuable maritime and mining history , idyllic wine producing district and natural bushland adventures. http://www.travelaustralia360.com/the-variety-of-flinders-range.html

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,712
2.00 5
Vintage: 1995 02/25/2012

The nose was big and rich, almost palatable, like a doughnut shop with vanilla, raspberry and candies. On the palate, it was mouth-filling and sticky with black fruits, sweet spices and a big sticky sweet finish.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
3.00 5
Vintage: 1995 02/22/2012

notes of spice on the nose, soft mouthfeel and a bit acidic. hints of cocoa and leather.


Snooth User: Aaron Fili
54065517
0.00 5
Vintage: 1995 02/24/2012

Favorite of the night. Interesting combo of Concord grape, light bark and cosmetic powder on the nose which contrasted sort of brilliantly with the gamey, savory, dill-tinged palate.


External Reviews for Charles Melton Shiraz Barossa Valley

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Charles Melton Shiraz 2006: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), in Barriques gereift (16 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Charles MeltonRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2011

Shiraz 2005 - Charles Melton: Shiraz 2005 - Rotwein von Charles MeltonDie Region des Barossa Valley bringt die besten südaustralischen Shiraz hervor. Niedrig gehaltene Erträge wie bei Charles Melton sind ein Garant für besonders gehaltvolle und würzige Rotweine. Der Shiraz 2005 leuchtet in einer dunklen, kräftigen Farbe im Glas. Sein Bukett trägt einen vollen, leicht süßlichen Duft. Dieser elegante, mittelschwere Wein hat einen guten Körper und empfiehlt sich zu festlichen Speisen mit dunklem Fleisch von Lamm und Rind.    Weingut: Charles MeltonLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 7 bis 10 JahreFassreife: 16 Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°C Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Charles Melton Shiraz 2005: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (16 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Charles MeltonRebsorte: ShirazRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



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Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties: Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right. The wines have always attracted national and international recognition, and an enduring commitment to dry farmed vineyards and careful crafting of the wine will ensure that this continues.This 100% Shiraz wine has a very deep colour. It has a smoky/toasty nose - some high quality oak lifting the bouquet. A hint of sweetness poking through (plums, strawberries). Good firm tannins but with sufficient middle palate weight to match. The spiciness shows through onto the palate with a food friendly savouriness being knit together with the traditional Barossa richness and sweet fruit finish.

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