Wine Spectator | Rating: 84Ripe, dense, offering more dried fruit than fresh, with cherry and earth lingering on the slightly bitter finish.Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2003 Shiraz l'Explorateur (5,000 cases produced) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, rich bouquet of melted licorice, blackberry liqueur, pepper, and a hint of road tar. Ripe, full-bodied, supple-textured, and long, it should drink well for 5-10 years. Kudos to proprietor Jonathan Malthus for his work in the Barossa.Author: Robert Parker
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the -specializing as well as revered zones Clare Valley and . South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 308 bottles owned
- 23 collectors