20 Years of Three Rivers Chris Ringland Shiraz A retrospective tasting in the Valley Barossa Degusted by Dirk R. Notheis 1989 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 96 P Medium   body,   vermilion   colour   with   some   brown   brightenings.   Deep   nose   with   scents   of   herbage   bunch,   fresh   chamomile,   grain   of mustard   seed,   dried   pears   and   a   mix   of   black   fruits.   On   the   palate   iridescent   sweetness   hitting   with   an   elegant   flow   of   liquid   St   Lucie cherries,   passion   fruit,   caramel,   dried   raisins   and   chocolate   coated   pears.   Concentrated   sweetness   and   considerable   length   in   a   finish of more than fifty seconds. 1990 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 98 P Medium   body   with   dark   crimson   colour   to   the   rim.   Massive   and   complex   nose   with   dark   malt,   dried   cherries,   sweet   mustard,   dried mango   chips,   saddle   leather   and   dried   mulberries.   On   the   palate   stunning   ballance   of   acidity   and   alcohol   with   concentrated   texture   and an   overture   with   powerful   sweetness   of   banana   chips,   sweet   red   cherries,   raisins,   followed   by   liquid   dark   chocolate,   nutmeg   and   dried plums. Elegance and sweetness in a finish of over a minute in length. 1991 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   body   with   lighter   crimson   in   colour.   Deep   nose   with   hints   of   mocca,   cocoa,   fruit   in   rum,   mature   red   cherries   and   dried   figs. Liquid   caramel   to   the   overture   coating   red   and   yellow   fruits   with   a   sweet   and   silky   flow   on   the   palate,   followed   by   dried   raspberries, concentrate   of   plums,   vanilla   bean,   cinnamon   and   nutmeg   in   a   finish   of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   A   slightly   finer   and   more   delicate version than the gorgeous 1990 although both wines being of distinct and unique quality. 1992 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 94 P Medium   body   with   lighter   crimson   in   colour.   Deep   nose   with   hints   of   mocca,   cocoa,   fruit   in   rum,   mature   red   cherries   and   dried   figs. Liquid   caramel   to   the   overture   coating   red   and   yellow   fruits   with   a   sweet   and   silky   flow   on   the   palate,   followed   by   dried   raspberries, concentrate   of   plums,   vanilla   bean,   cinnamon   and   nutmeg   in   a   finish   of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   A   slightly   finer   and   more   delicate version than the gorgeous 1990 although both wines being of distinct and unique quality. 1993 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   body   with   a   dark   crimson   up   to   the   rim.   Sweet   and   concentrated   nose   with   decanted   Coke,   dried   fruit,   dark   chocolate,   cordial, thick   soy   sauce,   cassis   and   rosted   bread   crust.   Powerfull   and   dense   opening   on   the   palate   with   blackberries,   black   cherries   compote, mint,   fruitcake   follwed   by   mint   camphor   coated   with   dark   chocolate   (After   Eight),   herb   garden   and   dried   raisins.   Complex   and   precise, with a finish of more than a minute and still a lot of future potential. 1994 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 95 P Medium   body   with   a   strong   crimson   colour.   Spicy   nose   with   scents   of   black   pepper,   red   fruits,   green   olive   tapenade,   dark   malt   and bitter.   On   the   palate   considerable   acidity   in   the   start   followed   by   a   mix   of   red   fruits,   mango   chips,   herbage   drops   and   Ceylon   tea   bag. The   wine   is   dieing   away   slightly   earlier   than   expected   but   with   sheer   elegance,   precision   and   sweet   fruit   in   a   finish   of   more   than   forty seconds. 1995 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 97 P Medium   body   with   a   dark   purple   colour.   Complex   nose   with   spice   box,   ripe   cherry   fruit,   soy   sauce,   fruitcake,   dried   mulberries   and   sweet pipe   tabacco.   Considerable   opening   on   the   palate   with   black   cherries,   cassis   liqueur,   vanilla   pod   further   developing   with   dark   chocolate, rosemary and dried raisins. Finish of more than fifty seconds, still youthful and fresh with lots of future potential. 1996 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 100 P Full   body   with   dark   purple   colour   to   the   rim.   Creamy   nose   with   toffee,   sweet   amarena   cherries,   liquid   dark   chocolate,   black   truffles,   dried banana,   raspberry   brandy   and   a   pinch   of   spiciness   by   scents   of   cardamom.   Considerable   but   silky   flow   kicking-off   on   the   palate   with juice   of   sour   cherries,   chocolate   truffle   and   dried   mangos   followed   by   sweet   cherries   and   a   mineral   freshness   balancing   each   other   out in   a   sheer   endless   finish   of   almost   minutes.   Balance,   depth,   ,   complexity,   sweetness   and   salubriousness   at   the   same   time   with   still significant future potential. What a wine! 1998 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   to   full   body,   dark   crimson   colour.   Deep   and   complex   nose   with   vanilla   pastry,   concentrated   cherry   fruit,   liquid   dark   chocolate, white   truffle,   fruitcake,   candied   kumquats,   cinnamon   stick,   violets   and   anise.   Super   concentrated   kick-off   on   the   palate   with   mineral freshness   at   the   same   time   and   a   silky   flow   of   sweet   and   sour   mix   of   mango   purée   and   passion   fruit,   sweet   cherries,   roasted   bread crust and dark caramell with a finish of more than sixty seconds. The wine is still at an infant stage but showing already his grandeur. 1999 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   to   full   body,   dark   purple   colour   to   the   rim.   Very   concentrated   nose   of   ripe   red   cherries,   crème   brullée,   light   toffee,   grated macadamia   nuts,   dried   banana   chips   and   raspberry   brandy.   Soft   but   powerful   start   with   silky   flow   and   considerable   but   sweet   tannins, sour   cherries,   nougat,   liquid   dark   chocolate   fondant   followed   by   further   development   on   the   palate   with   cola,   raisins,   dried   fig   and   a refreshing   saltiness   in   the   finish   of   more   than   a   minute.   The   wine   is   just   at   the   beginning   of   its   development   but   already   vibrant   in   its fruit, complexity and mineral precision. 2000 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 93 P Medium   to   full   body,   crimson   in   colour   with   an   opaque   core.   Deep   and   elegant   nose   with   red   fruit,   cigar   box,   dried   plums   and   black   olive zests.   On   the   palate   spicy   kick-off   with   vegetable   stock,   lovage   and   olive   tapenade   followed   by   juice   of   ripe   black   currants,   tar   and   herb garden   with   a   finish   of   fourty   seconds.   A   bit   slimer,   more   elegant   but   still   deep   and   a   considerable   achievement   in   a   challenging   vintage. Further future potential to watch. 2001 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 98 P Medium   to   full   body,   dark   crimson   colour.   Complex   and   sweet   nose   with   pipe   tabacco,   ripe   raspberries,   grains   of   mustard   seed,   menthol and   freshly   cut   fennel.   Beautiful   velvety   but   highly   concentrated   start   on   the   palate   with   dark   toffee,   black   cherries,   raspberries,   spice box   and   candied   oranges   followed   by   cinnamon   and   violets   in   a   finish   of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   Fascinating   precision   and   definition in the fruit as well as great potential for aging. 2002 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 98 P Full   body,   dark   purple   colour.   Super   concentrated   nose   of   ripe   red   fruit,   mango   purée,   dark   toffee,   dried   bananas,   rosemary   and   Herbes de   Provence.   Liquid   silk   hitting   the   palate   right   at   the   front   with   sweet   black   cherries,   tamped   raspberries,   dark   caramell   and   in   the further   development   supplemented   by   cardamom,   rooibos-vanilla   tea   and   herb   molasses.   Sheer   endless   finish   of   more   than   a   minute with freshness and saltiness. Still young but already a great joy to drink. 2003 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 97 P Mittlerer   bis   voller   Körper,   sehr   dunkles   Karminrot.   Tiefe   Nase   von   schwarzen   Kirschen,   Liebstöckel,   Fenchel,   Veilchen,   Orangenzesten, Medium   to   full   body,   very   dark   crimson   colour.   Dense   nose   with   scents   of   black   cherries,   garden   lovage,   fennel,   violets,   orange   zests, soy   sauce   and   South-East-Asian   spice   box.   Strong   kick-off   on   the   palate   with   red   and   dark   fruits,   mulberries,   dried   fig,   sweet   pipe tabacco   and   both   a   spicy   and   creamy   finish   of   fifty   seconds   with   considerable   but   sweet   tannins.   Interesting   to   follow   the   future development of this wine! 2004 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 100 P Full   body   with   dark   purple   colour.   Highly   concentrated   and   complex   nose   with   captivating   perfume   of   pickled   raspberries,   black   truffles, dark   toffee,   fennel,   eucalyptus,   Oolong   tea,   violets   and   a   pintch   of   black   pepper.      What   a   both   silky   and   thick   texture   hitting   the   palate with   unique   balance   of   acidity   and   alcohol   leaving   the   sweet   cherry   fruit   floating   on   a   carpet   of   dark   toffee   and   chocolate   fondant, sprinkled with cardamom, dried fruit and liquid crème brullée in a never ending finish. This wine is nothing else but sensational! 2005 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 97 P Full   body,   deep   purple   colour.   Concentrated   nose   of   ripe   cherries,   raspberries,   boysenberries,   truffle,   roasted   breadcrumbs,   orange   zest and   gum.   Silky   flow   on   the   palate   with   noticeable   but   sweet   tannins,   black   fruits,   vanilla   pod,   cardamom,   banana   chips,   smoked   ham and concentrate of black cherries with a finish of more than sixty seconds. A strong and intelligent baby with lots of future! 2006 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 96 P Medium   to   full   body   with   dark   purple   colour.   Deep   and   complex   nose   with   bunch   of   fresh   vegetables,   saddle   leather,   cigar   box,   dried mulberries,   green   bell   pepper,   red   currant   and   cassis   liqueur.   Cool   kick-off   on   the   palate   with   cassis   fruit,   Oolong   tea,   chamomile, minerality   with   freshly   cut   bell   pepper,   stewed   apples   and   unfolded   acidity.   Smoky   finish   of   more   than   fifty   seconds   with   roasted   bread crust   and   black   currant   juice   dominating.   Lighter   texture   compared   with   other   Three   Rivers   but   the   wine   doesn’t   need   it   to   impress. Defined, slim but deep with characteristics almost like a top Australian Cabernet. 2007 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Full   body   with   dark   purple   colour.   Freshness   and   fruitiness   in   the   concentrated   and   profound   nose   garnished   with   creamyness   and spicyness   by   toffee,   cardamom,   sweet   saddle   leather,   dried   fruit,   ripe   cherries   and   banana   chips.   Considerable   kick-off   on   the   palate with   wonderful   minerality   and   saltiness   coating   a   bouquet   of   red   fruits,   freshly   cut   vanilla   pod,   steak   tartar,   black   truffles,   dark   toffee, morello   cherries,   rasper   of   dark   chocolate   and   a   pinch   of   black   pepper.   A   wine   with   a   phenomenal   future   but   already   compelling   to   drink and besides its weight so salubrious thanks to its mineral characteristics. 2008 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 100 P Full   body   with   deep   and   dark   purple   colour.   Bacchanal   sweet   nose   with   dried   banana   chips,   fruit   in   rum,   fruitcake,   pickled   plums, compote   of   blueberries,   violets,   cardamom,   passion   fruit   and   chocolate   muffin.   Iridescent   sweetness   hitting   the   palate   with   a   thick   and dense   but   silky   texture.   Dried   fruit   and   banana   chips   do   the   kick-off   followed   by   sweet   cherry   fruit,   light   toffee,   macadamia   nuts,   vanilla cream,   blueberry   muffin,   glacé   cherry   and   liquid   milk   chocolate   in   a   sheer   endless   finish   of   multiple   minutes.   Already   a   delicacy   of unique character with lots of future potential but no reason to wait. It’s just too tempting! 2009 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   to   full   body   with   sparkle   purple   colour.   Highly   complex,   fine   and   fresh   nose   with   compote   of   rhubarb,   thick   soy   sauce,   mashed strawberries,   dried   figs,   passion   fruit   and   dark   chocolate.   Pure   elegance   on   the   palate   with   the   ease   of   a   dancing   prima   ballerina   coating the   roof   oft   he   mouth   despite   an   amazing   concentration.   Silky   texture   in   the   kick-off   floating   with   aromas   of   dried   strawberries,   red currants,   purée   of   fresh   mangos,   steak   tartar,   banana   chips   and   pickled   capers   which   add   freshness   and   saltiness      to   the   finish   of   more than a minute. The wine has huge potential whilst being almost irresistible at this infant stage.
20 Jahre "Three Rivers Chris Ringland Shiraz"
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20 Years of Three Rivers Chris Ringland Shiraz. A retrospective tasting in the Valley Barossa. Degusted by Dirk R. Notheis 1989 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 96 P Medium     body,     vermilion     colour     with     some     brown brightenings.   Deep   nose   with   scents   of   herbage   bunch, fresh   chamomile,   grain   of   mustard   seed,   dried   pears   and a   mix   of   black   fruits.   On   the   palate   iridescent   sweetness hitting   with   an   elegant   flow   of   liquid   St   Lucie   cherries, passion   fruit,   caramel,   dried   raisins   and   chocolate   coated pears.   Concentrated   sweetness   and   considerable   length in a finish of more than fifty seconds. 1990 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 98 P Medium    body    with    dark    crimson    colour    to    the    rim. Massive   and   complex   nose   with   dark   malt,   dried   cherries, sweet   mustard,   dried   mango   chips,   saddle   leather   and dried    mulberries.    On    the    palate    stunning    ballance    of acidity    and    alcohol    with    concentrated    texture    and    an overture    with    powerful    sweetness    of    banana    chips, sweet     red     cherries,     raisins,     followed     by     liquid     dark chocolate,     nutmeg     and     dried     plums.     Elegance     and sweetness in a finish of over a minute in length. 1991 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   body   with   lighter   crimson   in   colour.   Deep   nose with    hints    of    mocca,    cocoa,    fruit    in    rum,    mature    red cherries   and   dried   figs.   Liquid   caramel   to   the   overture coating   red   and   yellow   fruits   with   a   sweet   and   silky   flow on   the   palate,   followed   by   dried   raspberries,   concentrate of   plums,   vanilla   bean,   cinnamon   and   nutmeg   in   a   finish of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   A   slightly   finer   and   more delicate   version   than   the   gorgeous   1990   although   both wines being of distinct and unique quality. 1992 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 94 P Medium   body   with   lighter   crimson   in   colour.   Deep   nose with    hints    of    mocca,    cocoa,    fruit    in    rum,    mature    red cherries   and   dried   figs.   Liquid   caramel   to   the   overture coating   red   and   yellow   fruits   with   a   sweet   and   silky   flow on   the   palate,   followed   by   dried   raspberries,   concentrate of   plums,   vanilla   bean,   cinnamon   and   nutmeg   in   a   finish of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   A   slightly   finer   and   more delicate   version   than   the   gorgeous   1990   although   both wines being of distinct and unique quality. 1993 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   body   with   a   dark   crimson   up   to   the   rim.   Sweet and   concentrated   nose   with   decanted   Coke,   dried   fruit, dark    chocolate,    cordial,    thick    soy    sauce,    cassis    and rosted   bread   crust.   Powerfull   and   dense   opening   on   the palate   with   blackberries,   black   cherries   compote,   mint, fruitcake    follwed    by    mint    camphor    coated    with    dark chocolate    (After    Eight),    herb    garden    and    dried    raisins. Complex   and   precise,   with   a   finish   of   more   than   a   minute and still a lot of future potential. 1994 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 95 P Medium   body   with   a   strong   crimson   colour.   Spicy   nose with    scents    of    black    pepper,    red    fruits,    green    olive tapenade,      dark      malt      and      bitter.      On      the      palate considerable   acidity   in   the   start   followed   by   a   mix   of   red fruits,   mango   chips,   herbage   drops   and   Ceylon   tea   bag. The   wine   is   dieing   away   slightly   earlier   than   expected   but with   sheer   elegance,   precision   and   sweet   fruit   in   a   finish of more than forty seconds. 1995 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 97 P Medium   body   with   a   dark   purple   colour.   Complex   nose with    spice    box,    ripe    cherry    fruit,    soy    sauce,    fruitcake, dried   mulberries   and   sweet   pipe   tabacco.   Considerable opening   on   the   palate   with   black   cherries,   cassis   liqueur, vanilla     pod     further     developing     with     dark     chocolate, rosemary    and    dried    raisins.    Finish    of    more    than    fifty seconds,    still    youthful    and    fresh    with    lots    of    future potential. 1996 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 100 P Full   body   with   dark   purple   colour   to   the   rim.   Creamy   nose with      toffee,      sweet      amarena      cherries,      liquid      dark chocolate,   black   truffles,   dried   banana,   raspberry   brandy and    a    pinch    of    spiciness    by    scents    of    cardamom. Considerable   but   silky   flow   kicking-off   on   the   palate   with juice   of   sour   cherries,   chocolate   truffle   and   dried   mangos followed    by    sweet    cherries    and    a    mineral    freshness balancing    each    other    out    in    a    sheer    endless    finish    of almost   minutes.   Balance,   depth,   ,   complexity,   sweetness and   salubriousness   at   the   same   time   with   still   significant future potential. What a wine! 1998 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium    to    full    body,    dark    crimson    colour.    Deep    and complex    nose    with    vanilla    pastry,    concentrated    cherry fruit,     liquid     dark     chocolate,     white     truffle,     fruitcake, candied    kumquats,    cinnamon    stick,    violets    and    anise. Super   concentrated   kick-off   on   the   palate   with   mineral freshness   at   the   same   time   and   a   silky   flow   of   sweet   and sour    mix    of    mango    purée    and    passion    fruit,    sweet cherries,   roasted   bread   crust   and   dark   caramell   with   a finish   of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   The   wine   is   still   at   an infant stage but showing already his grandeur. 1999 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   to   full   body,   dark   purple   colour   to   the   rim.   Very concentrated    nose    of    ripe    red    cherries,    crème    brullée, light   toffee,   grated   macadamia   nuts,   dried   banana   chips and   raspberry   brandy.   Soft   but   powerful   start   with   silky flow   and   considerable   but   sweet   tannins,   sour   cherries, nougat,   liquid   dark   chocolate   fondant   followed   by   further development   on   the   palate   with   cola,   raisins,   dried   fig   and a   refreshing   saltiness   in   the   finish   of   more   than   a   minute. The   wine   is   just   at   the   beginning   of   its   development   but already     vibrant     in     its     fruit,     complexity     and     mineral precision. 2000 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 93 P Medium   to   full   body,   crimson   in   colour   with   an   opaque core.    Deep    and    elegant    nose    with    red    fruit,    cigar    box, dried   plums   and   black   olive   zests.   On   the   palate   spicy kick-off   with   vegetable   stock,   lovage   and   olive   tapenade followed    by    juice    of    ripe    black    currants,    tar    and    herb garden   with   a   finish   of   fourty   seconds.   A   bit   slimer,   more elegant   but   still   deep   and   a   considerable   achievement   in a challenging vintage. Further future potential to watch. 2001 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 98 P Medium   to   full   body,   dark   crimson   colour.   Complex   and sweet   nose   with   pipe   tabacco,   ripe   raspberries,   grains   of mustard   seed,   menthol   and   freshly   cut   fennel.   Beautiful velvety   but   highly   concentrated   start   on   the   palate   with dark    toffee,    black    cherries,    raspberries,    spice    box    and candied   oranges   followed   by   cinnamon   and   violets   in   a finish   of   more   than   sixty   seconds.   Fascinating   precision and   definition   in   the   fruit   as   well   as   great   potential   for aging. 2002 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 98 P Full   body,   dark   purple   colour.   Super   concentrated   nose   of ripe   red   fruit,   mango   purée,   dark   toffee,   dried   bananas, rosemary   and   Herbes   de   Provence.   Liquid   silk   hitting   the palate    right    at    the    front    with    sweet    black    cherries, tamped    raspberries,    dark    caramell    and    in    the    further development     supplemented     by     cardamom,     rooibos- vanilla   tea   and   herb   molasses.   Sheer   endless   finish   of more   than   a   minute   with   freshness   and   saltiness.   Still young but already a great joy to drink. 2003 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 97 P Mittlerer   bis   voller   Körper,   sehr   dunkles   Karminrot.   Tiefe Nase    von    schwarzen    Kirschen,    Liebstöckel,    Fenchel, Veilchen,   Orangenzesten,   Medium   to   full   body,   very   dark crimson     colour.     Dense     nose     with     scents     of     black cherries,   garden   lovage,   fennel,   violets,   orange   zests,   soy sauce   and   South-East-Asian   spice   box.   Strong   kick-off   on the   palate   with   red   and   dark   fruits,   mulberries,   dried   fig, sweet   pipe   tabacco   and   both   a   spicy   and   creamy   finish of    fifty    seconds    with    considerable    but    sweet    tannins. Interesting to follow the future development of this wine! 2004 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 100 P Full   body   with   dark   purple   colour.   Highly   concentrated and   complex   nose   with   captivating   perfume   of   pickled raspberries,   black   truffles,   dark   toffee,   fennel,   eucalyptus, Oolong   tea,   violets   and   a   pintch   of   black   pepper.      What   a both   silky   and   thick   texture   hitting   the   palate   with   unique balance   of   acidity   and   alcohol   leaving   the   sweet   cherry fruit   floating   on   a   carpet   of   dark   toffee   and   chocolate fondant,   sprinkled   with   cardamom,   dried   fruit   and   liquid crème    brullée    in    a    never    ending    finish.    This    wine    is nothing else but sensational! 2005 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 97 P Full   body,   deep   purple   colour.   Concentrated   nose   of   ripe cherries,     raspberries,     boysenberries,     truffle,     roasted breadcrumbs,   orange   zest   and   gum.   Silky   flow   on   the palate    with    noticeable    but    sweet    tannins,    black    fruits, vanilla   pod,   cardamom,   banana   chips,   smoked   ham   and concentrate   of   black   cherries   with   a   finish   of   more   than sixty   seconds.   A   strong   and   intelligent   baby   with   lots   of future! 2006 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 96 P Medium   to   full   body   with   dark   purple   colour.   Deep   and complex    nose    with    bunch    of    fresh    vegetables,    saddle leather,   cigar   box,   dried   mulberries,   green   bell   pepper,   red currant   and   cassis   liqueur.   Cool   kick-off   on   the   palate with   cassis   fruit,   Oolong   tea,   chamomile,   minerality   with freshly    cut    bell    pepper,    stewed    apples    and    unfolded acidity.    Smoky    finish    of    more    than    fifty    seconds    with roasted   bread   crust   and   black   currant   juice   dominating. Lighter   texture   compared   with   other   Three   Rivers   but   the wine   doesn’t   need   it   to   impress.   Defined,   slim   but   deep with      characteristics      almost      like      a      top      Australian Cabernet. 2007 – Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Full     body     with     dark     purple     colour.     Freshness     and fruitiness     in     the     concentrated     and     profound     nose garnished    with    creamyness    and    spicyness    by    toffee, cardamom,   sweet   saddle   leather,   dried   fruit,   ripe   cherries and   banana   chips.   Considerable   kick-off   on   the   palate with     wonderful     minerality     and     saltiness     coating     a bouquet   of   red   fruits,   freshly   cut   vanilla   pod,   steak   tartar, black   truffles,   dark   toffee,   morello   cherries,   rasper   of   dark chocolate   and   a   pinch   of   black   pepper.   A   wine   with   a phenomenal   future   but   already   compelling   to   drink   and besides   its   weight   so   salubrious   thanks   to   its   mineral characteristics. 2008 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 100 P Full   body   with   deep   and   dark   purple   colour.   Bacchanal sweet     nose     with     dried     banana     chips,     fruit     in     rum, fruitcake,   pickled   plums,   compote   of   blueberries,   violets, cardamom,      passion      fruit      and      chocolate      muffin. Iridescent   sweetness   hitting   the   palate   with   a   thick   and dense   but   silky   texture.   Dried   fruit   and   banana   chips   do the   kick-off   followed   by   sweet   cherry   fruit,   light   toffee, macadamia   nuts,   vanilla   cream,   blueberry   muffin,   glacé cherry   and   liquid   milk   chocolate   in   a   sheer   endless   finish of     multiple     minutes.     Already     a     delicacy     of     unique character   with   lots   of   future   potential   but   no   reason   to wait. It’s just too tempting! 2009 - Three Rivers Shiraz- Chris Ringland 99 P Medium   to   full   body   with   sparkle   purple   colour.   Highly complex,   fine   and   fresh   nose   with   compote   of   rhubarb, thick   soy   sauce,   mashed   strawberries,   dried   figs,   passion fruit    and    dark    chocolate.    Pure    elegance    on    the    palate with   the   ease   of   a   dancing   prima   ballerina   coating   the roof    oft    he    mouth    despite    an    amazing    concentration. Silky   texture   in   the   kick-off   floating   with   aromas   of   dried strawberries,   red   currants,   purée   of   fresh   mangos,   steak tartar,    banana    chips    and    pickled    capers    which    add freshness   and   saltiness      to   the   finish   of   more   than   a minute.   The   wine   has   huge   potential   whilst   being   almost irresistible at this infant stage.
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