Dirk R. Notheis tastes thirteen wines from Chris Ringland from the vintages 1996 to 2012 1996 Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 100 P Fully   body,   purple   color   with   reflections   of   violet.   Irresistible,   dense   nose   of   sweet   and   thick   soy   sauce,   fresh   mushroom,   oriental   spices, dried   fig,   mulberry   and   star   anise,   underneath   black   cherry   and   black   fruits.   On   the   palate,   strong   prelude   with   a   silky   flow.   Orange   zest, orange   marmalade   and   cranberry   provide   freshness,   followed   by   creamy   caramel   aromas   with   ripe   plums,   Vieille   Prûne,   a   hint   of   sweet mustard, dried fruit and fig jam. Nearly endless finish with iridescent sweetness of Hoisin sauce, lime honey and dried raisins. 1996 Flaxman Valley Shiraz Rockford 100 P Fully   body,   flashing   purple.   Dense   nose,   amarena   cherries   wrapped   in   caramel   and   dark   toffee,   thick   soy   sauce   and   Hoisin   sauce   as   well as   plum   puree.   On   the   palate,   strong   prelude   with   jam   of   black   cherry,   amarena   cherry,   fruit   in   rum   and   dark   chocolate.   A   river   of   silk elevates   the   fruit   elegantly   and   in   a   creamy   manner   onto   a   plateau   from   which   it   further   develops   it   into   an   endlessly   long   finish   with juicy   fruit   of   sour   cherry,   Mon   Chéri   and   thick   soy   sauce.   Unbelievable!   The   Flaxman   is   the   counterpart   to   the   1996   Three   Rivers   with grapes from the Northern part of Ringland’s proprietary vineyard. The two wines drunk in combination is an unforgettable experience. 2005 Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 99 P Full   body,   almost   black   purple.   Very   dense   and   sweet   nose   with   layers   of   dark   chocolate,   caramel,   cardamom,   thick   soy   sauce   and spices.   On   the   palate,   velvet   push   of   caramel   dark   toffee,   red   fruit,   cherry,   plum   and   blueberry,   followed   by   white   chocolate   and   candied almonds.   Incredibly   smooth   and   balanced   despite   extreme   concentration   and   17.6%   alcohol.   Outstanding!   On   the   finish   with   more   than a   minute   of   length   Asian   spices,   cloves,   cardamom,   Pastis,   cherry,   Hoisin   sauce   and   milk   chocolate.   Today,   already   incredibly   good   but with a lot of future potential. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):   What   an   opulent   nose!   Plum   paste,   Hoisin   sauce   and   sweet   cherries   flow   out   of   the   glass,   orange   zest and   British   orange   marmalade   provide   freshness.   On   the   palate,   syrupy   texture   with   ripe   cherry,   red   fruit,   chocolate   mousse,   Crème Brûlée.   The   fruit   presents   itself   on   a   creamy   carpet.   Orange   zest,   Yogurette,   wild   cherry   and   herbal   spice   are   added   on   a   finish   with phenomenal length! 2007 Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 98 P Medium   to   full   body,   flashing   purple.   Intense   sweet   nose   of   ripe   cherry,   dark   chocolate,   spices,   laurels,   licorice,   black   olive   zest   and balsamic   vinegar.   On   the   palate,   as   prelude   a   forceful   river   of   caramel   that   mantels   red   and   blue   fruits.   Followed   by   vanillin,   cardamom and chestnut puree with a more than fifty second creamy finish of thick soy sauce, sour cherry and milk chocolate Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):   Dense,   but   slimmer   nose   than   the   2005   with   sweet   soy   sauce,   plum   puree,   black   cherry   and   dark   fudge. On   the   palate,   sweet   cherry,   caramel   bar,   red   fruit.   Port   style   almost   liqueur   alike   sweetness   on   the   finish.   Not   as   thick   as   the   2005   but very long. Tastes like more! 2009 Dimchurch Shiraz 96 P Full   body,   purple   with   black   reflections.   In   a   dense   nose,   black   fruits,   vanilla   bean,   dark   chocolate,   notes   of   dark   malt.   On   the   palate,   silky but   noticeable   tannins,   Mon   Chéri,   amarena   cherry,   dark   chocolate,   cardamom,   mousse   au   chocolat,   dark   fudge   as   well   as   Crème Brûlée and sweet cherry juice with a wonderful and extremely long finish. There is a lot of unlocked potential in this Shiraz. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):    Beautiful,   dense   and   fresh   nose   with   currant   pie   and   vanilla   bean.   On   the   palate   thick   juice   of   raspberry, chocolate   fudge,   toffees,   caramel.   Dense   texture   with   layers   of   glycerin   and   a   never-ending   length. The   wines   drinks   beautifully,   now   like 99 points! 2010 Dimchurch Shiraz 98 P Fully   body   with   deep   purple.   Very   dense   and   meaty-muscular   nose   with   dark   chocolate,   cherry   and   a   hint   of   licorice.   On   the   palate   silky tannins.   Broader   and   stronger   than   the   Hoffmann   with   forceful   current   of   dark   chocolate,   amarena   cherry,   morello,   cherry   brandy, spices   and   fruitcake.   Orange   zest   add   a   welcomed   fresh   note   to   the   wine   with   a   salty   finish.   Already   beautiful   to   drink   while   still   being very youthful. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):    A   spectacular   nose   of   black   cherry,   dark   chocolate   and   dark   toffee,   vanilla   bean   and   vanillin.   On   the palate,   the   wine   develops   extremely   forceful   with   layers   of   glycerin   that   carry   sweet   caramel,   vanilla   cream,   raspberry   and   blueberry.   In the   further   development   the   wine   is   getting   even   creamier   with   aromas   of   banana   chips   and   dried   mangos.   Fabulous   length,   now   even longer than the 2010 Hoffmann Shiraz.   2006 Hoffmann Shiraz 97 P Full   body,   purple   with   black   reflections.   Very   dense   and   complex   mineral   nose   with   herbs   of   Provence,   rosemary,   lavender,   cherry,   sloe and   black   fruit.   On   the   palate,   sweet   and   spicy   current   of   herbs,   cherry   and   chocolate.   In   the   further   development,   blackberry   jam, smoked meat, roasted bacon, spices and cinnamon notes in a very long finish. Second   tasting   (48   hours):   Dense,   sweet   nose   of   dried   fruits,   banana   chips,   dark   fruit   and   hints   of   Sherry.   On   the   palate,   spicy,   creamy caramel with red fruit, lovage and an extremely long finish. 2007 Hoffmann Shiraz 98 P Full   body,   dark   purple.   Nose   of   ripe   plums,   Hoisin   sauce,   beneath   that   morello,   roast   and   espresso   flavors.   On   the   palate   massive   weight with   a   silky   sweet   flow   of   juicy   dark   cherry,   dark   chocolate,   mint   and   dark   caramel.   Café   crème   and   cherry   brandy   in   a   finish   of   more than a minute. Magnificent viscosity with simultaneous elegance and freshness. A lot of potential! Secondary   tasting   (48   hours   later):    A   bit   disturbing   nose   of   cabbage   intermixed   with   gooseberry.   On   the   palate,   however,   forceful, creamy   and   complex   prelude   with   cherry,   sweet   tobacco,   red   fruits   and   herbal   schnapps.   Further   development   with   great   length.   A   bit more edges, not as silky as the 2010. 2010 Hoffmann Shiraz 99 P Fully   body   with   black-violet   color.   Extreme   depth   and   precise   nose   of   amarena   cherry,   light   and   dark   chocolate.   Smells   like   a   great young   Amarone   from   Romano   Dal   Forno.   On   the   palate   forceful   prelude   with   sweet   amarena   cherry,   bedded   into   creamy   panna   cotta, followed   by   more   and   more   layers   of   cherry   jam,   Yogurette   and   juicy   morello   with   a   finish   of   more   than   90   seconds.   This   is   beautiful stuff at early stages of its maturity and a clear future candidate for 100 points. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):    Beautiful,   dense   nose   of   dark   malt,   dark   chocolate   and   licorice.   On   the   palate   ripe   dark   cherry, chocolate fudge, dark chocolate, dark toffee and café crème. Wonderful length. Very, very deep and elegant!
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Dirk R. Notheis tastes thirteen wines from Chris Ringland from the vintages 1996 to 2012 1996 Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 100 P Fully     body,     purple     color     with     reflections     of     violet. Irresistible,   dense   nose   of   sweet   and   thick   soy   sauce, fresh   mushroom,   oriental   spices,   dried   fig,   mulberry   and star   anise,   underneath   black   cherry   and   black   fruits.   On the   palate,   strong   prelude   with   a   silky   flow.   Orange   zest, orange    marmalade    and    cranberry    provide    freshness, followed    by    creamy    caramel    aromas    with    ripe    plums, Vieille   Prûne,   a   hint   of   sweet   mustard,   dried   fruit   and   fig jam.   Nearly   endless   finish   with   iridescent   sweetness   of Hoisin sauce, lime honey and dried raisins. 1996 Flaxman Valley Shiraz Rockford 100 P Fully     body,     flashing     purple.     Dense     nose,     amarena cherries   wrapped   in   caramel   and   dark   toffee,   thick   soy sauce   and   Hoisin   sauce   as   well   as   plum   puree.   On   the palate,   strong   prelude   with   jam   of   black   cherry,   amarena cherry,   fruit   in   rum   and   dark   chocolate.   A   river   of   silk elevates   the   fruit   elegantly   and   in   a   creamy   manner   onto a    plateau    from    which    it    further    develops    it    into    an endlessly   long   finish   with   juicy   fruit   of   sour   cherry,   Mon Chéri   and   thick   soy   sauce.   Unbelievable!   The   Flaxman   is the   counterpart   to   the   1996   Three   Rivers   with   grapes from     the     Northern     part     of     Ringland’s     proprietary vineyard.    The    two    wines    drunk    in    combination    is    an unforgettable experience. 2005 Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 99 P Full   body,   almost   black   purple.   Very   dense   and   sweet nose   with   layers   of   dark   chocolate,   caramel,   cardamom, thick   soy   sauce   and   spices.   On   the   palate,   velvet   push   of caramel   dark   toffee,   red   fruit,   cherry,   plum   and   blueberry, followed    by    white    chocolate    and    candied    almonds. Incredibly     smooth     and     balanced     despite     extreme concentration   and   17.6%   alcohol.   Outstanding!   On   the finish   with   more   than   a   minute   of   length   Asian   spices, cloves,   cardamom,   Pastis,   cherry,   Hoisin   sauce   and   milk chocolate.   Today,   already   incredibly   good   but   with   a   lot of future potential. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):   What   an   opulent   nose! Plum   paste,   Hoisin   sauce   and   sweet   cherries   flow   out   of the    glass,    orange    zest    and    British    orange    marmalade provide   freshness.   On   the   palate,   syrupy   texture   with   ripe cherry,   red   fruit,   chocolate   mousse,   Crème   Brûlée.   The fruit    presents    itself    on    a    creamy    carpet.    Orange    zest, Yogurette,   wild   cherry   and   herbal   spice   are   added   on   a finish with phenomenal length! 2007 Chris Ringland Three Rivers Shiraz 98 P Medium   to   full   body,   flashing   purple.   Intense   sweet   nose of    ripe    cherry,    dark    chocolate,    spices,    laurels,    licorice, black   olive   zest   and   balsamic   vinegar.   On   the   palate,   as prelude   a   forceful   river   of   caramel   that   mantels   red   and blue   fruits.   Followed   by   vanillin,   cardamom   and   chestnut puree   with   a   more   than   fifty   second   creamy   finish   of thick soy sauce, sour cherry and milk chocolate Second    tasting    (48    hours    later):    Dense,    but    slimmer nose   than   the   2005   with   sweet   soy   sauce,   plum   puree, black   cherry   and   dark   fudge.   On   the   palate,   sweet   cherry, caramel    bar,    red    fruit.    Port    style    almost    liqueur    alike sweetness   on   the   finish.   Not   as   thick   as   the   2005   but very long. Tastes like more! 2009 Dimchurch Shiraz 96 P Full   body,   purple   with   black   reflections.   In   a   dense   nose, black   fruits,   vanilla   bean,   dark   chocolate,   notes   of   dark malt.   On   the   palate,   silky   but   noticeable   tannins,   Mon Chéri,     amarena     cherry,     dark     chocolate,     cardamom, mousse   au   chocolat,   dark   fudge   as   well   as   Crème   Brûlée and   sweet   cherry   juice   with   a   wonderful   and   extremely long   finish.   There   is   a   lot   of   unlocked   potential   in   this Shiraz. Second    tasting    (48    hours    later):     Beautiful,    dense    and fresh    nose    with    currant    pie    and    vanilla    bean.    On    the palate   thick   juice   of   raspberry,   chocolate   fudge,   toffees, caramel.    Dense    texture    with    layers    of    glycerin    and    a never-ending   length.   The   wines   drinks   beautifully,   now like 99 points! 2010 Dimchurch Shiraz 98 P Fully    body    with    deep    purple.    Very    dense    and    meaty- muscular   nose   with   dark   chocolate,   cherry   and   a   hint   of licorice.     On     the     palate     silky     tannins.     Broader     and stronger   than   the   Hoffmann   with   forceful   current   of   dark chocolate,     amarena     cherry,     morello,     cherry     brandy, spices   and   fruitcake.   Orange   zest   add   a   welcomed   fresh note   to   the   wine   with   a   salty   finish.   Already   beautiful   to drink while still being very youthful. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):    A   spectacular   nose   of black   cherry,   dark   chocolate   and   dark   toffee,   vanilla   bean and   vanillin.   On   the   palate,   the   wine   develops   extremely forceful   with   layers   of   glycerin   that   carry   sweet   caramel, vanilla    cream,    raspberry    and    blueberry.    In    the    further development    the    wine    is    getting    even    creamier    with aromas   of   banana   chips   and   dried   mangos.   Fabulous length, now even longer than the 2010 Hoffmann Shiraz.   2006 Hoffmann Shiraz 97 P Full   body,   purple   with   black   reflections.   Very   dense   and complex   mineral   nose   with   herbs   of   Provence,   rosemary, lavender,    cherry,    sloe    and    black    fruit.    On    the    palate, sweet   and   spicy   current   of   herbs,   cherry   and   chocolate. In    the    further    development,    blackberry    jam,    smoked meat,   roasted   bacon,   spices   and   cinnamon   notes   in   a very long finish. Second   tasting   (48   hours):   Dense,   sweet   nose   of   dried fruits,   banana   chips,   dark   fruit   and   hints   of   Sherry.   On   the palate,   spicy,   creamy   caramel   with   red   fruit,   lovage   and an extremely long finish. 2007 Hoffmann Shiraz 98 P Full   body,   dark   purple.   Nose   of   ripe   plums,   Hoisin   sauce, beneath   that   morello,   roast   and   espresso   flavors.   On   the palate   massive   weight   with   a   silky   sweet   flow   of   juicy dark   cherry,   dark   chocolate,   mint   and   dark   caramel.   Café crème    and    cherry    brandy    in    a    finish    of    more    than    a minute.      Magnificent      viscosity      with      simultaneous elegance and freshness. A lot of potential! Secondary   tasting   (48   hours   later):    A   bit   disturbing   nose of   cabbage   intermixed   with   gooseberry.   On   the   palate, however,    forceful,    creamy    and    complex    prelude    with cherry,   sweet   tobacco,   red   fruits   and   herbal   schnapps. Further   development   with   great   length.   A   bit   more   edges, not as silky as the 2010. 2010 Hoffmann Shiraz 99 P Fully    body    with    black-violet    color.    Extreme    depth    and precise     nose     of     amarena     cherry,     light     and     dark chocolate.    Smells    like    a    great    young    Amarone    from Romano   Dal   Forno.   On   the   palate   forceful   prelude   with sweet   amarena   cherry,   bedded   into   creamy   panna   cotta, followed    by    more    and    more    layers    of    cherry    jam, Yogurette   and   juicy   morello   with   a   finish   of   more   than   90 seconds.   This    is    beautiful    stuff    at    early    stages    of    its maturity and a clear future candidate for 100 points. Second   tasting   (48   hours   later):    Beautiful,   dense   nose   of dark   malt,   dark   chocolate   and   licorice.   On   the   palate   ripe dark   cherry,   chocolate   fudge,   dark   chocolate,   dark   toffee and   café   crème.   Wonderful   length.   Very,   very   deep   and elegant!
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