R Wines Shiraz Barossa Chris Ringland Cr 2008
There's an initial burst of big juicy red fruit and layers of Barossa chocolatiness and cinnamon spice with enough oak and tannin to complement all the fruit but still let it play the lead role. The balance and integration of all the components defies its high alcohol content which is so typical of a Chris Ringland made Shiraz.
This is an intense wine that exudes big flavors of blackberry, chocolate and smoky oak. You'll sense aromas of rich, jammy black fruit and molasses with finishes of Asian spices. The texture is velvety and intense, full-bodied and powerful on the palate. Drink through 2016.
This is richness in its most absolute form! A dark mass of concentrated black and blue fruits, with a smooth mocha finish. The length is bordering on immortal.
External Reviews for R Wines Shiraz Barossa Chris Ringland Cr
This is the third vintage of Chris Ringland Cote Rotie Shiraz. The 2008 was sourced from 20-60 year old Barossa vines and aged in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Deep purple-colored, it emits a captivating, already complex nose of smoke, incense, As... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 R Wines Chris Ringland 'CR' Shiraz 750ml
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.
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.
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.
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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