Mar
03
2009

The Colonial Estate Emigre 2004, 91 points

2004 The Colonial Estate Emigre
(Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

Different than what I expected from Australia.  In a good way. Overall and explosion, loads of spice, molasses and sugar and cinnamon toast. Interesting wine and good quality.  The nose was earthy with green pepper and dirt. This wine had lots of sediment in it.  The color was a dark inky look. Lots of black fruit on the palate with molasses and some vanilla.  Good solid mid palate and a long finish that was smooth.  This wine will be stellar in a few years and it is worth a try.

ROBERT PARKER “Outstanding 94+” Rating: “The 2004 Emigre, a Rhone-based blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre as well as Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibits a sweet perfume of graphite, black fruits, sweet cherries, licorice, smoke, and background vanilla. Full-bodied, rich, textured, and impressively long, it should drink well for 10-15 years … minimum. 94+ points”

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