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2005 The Colonial Estate Semillon Expatrie Reserve Barossa Valley
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2006

($33) Green gold. Fresh, floral and stony on the nose, with mineral-tinged notes of dried apple, pear and quince. There's weight and power here but the orchard fruit flavors are bright and focused, even firm. Finishes taut, tangy and long, showing excellent energy through the finish.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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