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R Wines Shiraz Barossa Chris Ringland Cr 2007

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

This is a great example of what a big, jammy Shiraz should taste like! The color is such a dark purple that it almost looks black. Captivating aromas of incense and dark berries are prevalent from the start. The flavors emerge in layers of ripe blueberries and blackberries, followed by sensuous Asian spices and chocolate. Full-bodied and powerful, the wine still retains a velvety texture with a touch of oak and a long-lasting finish. Definitely age-worthy, this wine packs a powerful punchhellip; not for the faint-hearted.

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External Reviews for R Wines Shiraz Barossa Chris Ringland Cr

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is a great example of what a big, jammy Shiraz should taste like! The color is such a dark purple that it almost looks black. Captivating aromas of incense and dark berries are prevalent from the start. The flavors emerge in layers of ripe blueberries and blackberries, followed by sensuous Asian spices and chocolate. Full-bodied and powerful, the wine still retains a velvety texture with a touch of oak and a long-lasting finish. Definitely age-worthy, this wine packs a powerful punchhellip; not for the faint-hearted.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is the third vintage of Chris Ringland Cote Rotie Shiraz. The 2008 was sourced from 20ndash;60 year old Barossa vines and aged in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Deep purple-colored, it emits a captivating, already complex nose of smoke, incense, Asian spices, and blueberry. Velvety-textured, intense, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, this rich effort will drink well for another 8ndash;10 years. It is a steal at the modest asking price.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Deep, saturated ruby. Powerfully scented, complex bouquet of dark berries, cherry-cola, cured tobacco, vanilla and incense. Broad and fleshy, offering concentrated blackberry, cassis and mulberry flavors, with supple tannins adding grip. Plenty sweet, but therersquo;s very good focus and structure too mdash; in contrast to a number of wines from this line-up. Finishes with impressive persistence and a strong echo of dark berries.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

For Shiraz fans, the great news is that there are 20,000 cases of the 2006 Chris Ringland Shiraz, sourced from Ringlandrsquo;s favorite sub-region of Barossa, Ebenezer. It was aged for 20 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. Purple/black, it delivers a brooding nose of cedar, tar, smoke, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry. Full-bodied and massive, particularly for a wine in this price category, it offers succulent, savory fruit, great depth, and a 60-second finish. Seamless and complete, it should have a 15 year lifespan. Smart consumers will load up on this amazing value.




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