2000 Chris Ringland Shiraz formerly Three Rivers Shiraz - 97 pts - 750ml

2000 Chris Ringland Shiraz formerly Three Rivers Shiraz - 97 pts - 750ml

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2000 Chris Ringland Shiraz formerly Three Rivers - 97 pts!

Chris Ringland is one of the foremost winemakers in Australia. He produces Shiraz-based wines from both his own Barossa vineyard and from those managed by the North Barossa Vintners company; both bear his name. The flagship wine is the Chris Ringland Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz, which is one of the most highly priced wines made in Australia, and is produced in tiny quantities.

It is known for its rich texture and weight. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the wine received 100-point ratings from the then highly influential US wine critic Robert Parker on five occasions.

Since 1995 the wine has come from the unirrigated Stone Chimney Creek Vineyard, a 2 hectare (5 acre) block of very old vines in the Barossa Ranges. It is typically fermented in new French oak open top vats and aged in new French oak hogsheads (300 liters) for 48 months.

It is then matured in bottle for several more years before release. The Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz has been known to reach as much as 17 percent alcohol. A second wine from the property, Randall's Hill, is made from parcels deemed less ageworthy, and is only released in certain years. Just a handful of barrels of each wine are made.


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2000
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location Barossa Valley
Producer Ringland Chris (formerly Three Rivers)
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 97 RP - This is a re-review of the 2000 Shiraz since I significantly underrated it previously. It is clearly the Barossa wine of the vintage and has put on considerable weight since it was bottled. This stunning cuvee which used to be known as the Three Rivers Shiraz was aged 33 months in new French 300 liter hogsheads. A beautiful bouquet of crushed rocks white flowers blueberries blackberries incense and subtle pain grille is followed by a rich full-bodied red revealing supple tannin as well as tremendous texture and richness and more depth and intensity than it did last year. By Chris Ringland's standards it is quite approachable and should age beautifully for 10-15 years. Less than 60 cases produced of the incredible monster Shiraz! Find it.............buy it......drink it!

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Wine Spectator

Burghound

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2000
Rating 97 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location Barossa Valley
Producer Ringland Chris (formerly Three Rivers)
Color Red
Production
60 cases 

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