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2006 The Colonial Estate Semillon Expatrie Reserve Barossa Valley
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2007

($30) Pale gold. Fresh, spicy scents of lemon zest and orange, deepened by subtle vanilla and mace qualities. Dusty, finely etched citrus and orchard fruit flavors display impressive depth and energy, finishing with youthful grip and impressive spicy persistence.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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