Colonial Estate
Rare Museum Collection

 

The Colonial Estate Cellar recently sold out of their last museum stocks dating back to 2010. We are privileged to treasure what is possibly the world’s largest collection of mature Colonial Estate wines.

 

Colonial Estate wines showcase great depth and concentration which the Barossa Valley is indisputably capable of. But it was the Englishman, Jonathan Maltus (awarded a perfect 100-points from Robert Parker for his 2010 St Emilion, Château Le Dôme) which ignited Colonial Estate’s reputation. Jonathan and his Bordeaux team tended the vines, the vineyards and were responsible for producing a string of successful vintages – Many Le Dôme techniques were carried across to Australia. Those with a careful eye will notice the Maltus insignia on all his wines, including Colonial Estate.

Incredibly popular amongst our Vinorium customers, many wines have recently sold out in our HQ shop. However, we had a small amount of stock (kept at our bonded warehouse LCB) which was intended for long-term storage. We have now taken the decision to release these for your enjoyment including many of the previously sold out favourites which are now available to purchase by the bottle.

The Flagship Range

Émigré 2005

Jay Miller “There are 2000 cases of 2005 Émigré, a blend of six grape varieties sourced from a range of Barossa sites designed to reflect a “palate” of the Valley. The blocks were cropped at one ton of fruit per acre. The composition of the blend is 30% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Mourvedre, with the balance Carignan and Muscadelle. The wine was aged from 18-20 months in new French oak. It offers a complex aromatic array of smoky oak, damp earth, pencil lead, clove, pepper, cassis, and blueberry. Supple-textured and very intense, the wine exhibits spicy red and black fruits, with hints of mint and chocolate in the background. It is layered, opulent, and long while maintaining its elegant personality. Give it 5-7 years in the cellar and drink it through 2025.”

New Vintage, cellar door release - $55.00 (circa £29.50)

Was £29.95 per bottle

Now £23.50 per bottle

 

Émigré 2006

Jay Miller “The Colonial Estate’s two flagship wines come from their own property. The 2006 Émigré is a blend of four vineyards and six grape varieties (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, and Muscadelle) with yields less than one ton per acre. The complex aromas include smoke, underbrush, mineral, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, concentrated wine with spicy, savory flavors, good depth, and several years of aging potential. Drink it from 2012 to 2025.”

WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?

“Brilliant Barossa. Fantastic 10yo Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Cab S, Carignan & Muscadelle blend from St Emilion maestro, Maltus. Deep garnet. Pronounced aroma intensity. Baked ripe cherry, loganberry, mulberry, blackberry jam & cassis. Leather, rich wood spice, creamy mocha oak. Smoke, espresso,kirsch. Developing. Dry. Rich & powerful w. juicy cooked red fruit, velvety med+ tannins,high alcohol,m+ acidity, menthol, liquorice & crème de mure. Savoury toasty oak & mocha. Earthy leathery & a long finish.”

New Vintage release - $55.00 (circa £29.50)

Was £29.95 per bottle

Now £23.50 per bottle

 

The Single Vineyard Range

Alexander Laing Old Vine Grenache 2005

Jay Miller "The 2005 Alexander Laing Old Vines Grenache was sourced from 100-year-old vines in the Greenock subregion of Barossa. Dark ruby-colored, it has a complex bouquet of damp earth, sage, smoked herbs, espresso, cassis, and kirsch. Velvety-textured with superb depth, it also has well-concealed tannins which will allow the wine to evolve for another 4-6 years. It has a pure, 45-second finish. This in an outstanding Grenache."

New Vintage release - $55.00 (circa £29.50)

Was £25.95 per bottle

Now £18.95 per bottle

 

John Speke 2005

Jay Miller "The 2005 John Speke GSM is composed of 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, and 20% Mourvedre. Grapes were sourced from vines ranging in age from 60 to 100 years located near Nuriootpa. The nose features notes of spice box, damp earth, truffle, kirsch, black raspberry, and blueberry muffin. Velvety-textured and elegant on the palate, this hedonistic effort offers serious depth and concentration, gobs of red and black fruits, and a long, pure finish.”

WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?

“Stunningly decadent mature Barossa GSM. Unsubtle but so enjoyable. Med garnet. Pronounced aroma intensity w. leather, clove, polished wood floors, BBQ coals & kirsch. Baked raspberry, crème de cassis/mure, menthol, liquorice & vanilla oak. Developing. Off-dry w. some RS. Big black cherry jam, blackberry, crème de cassis, leather, vanilla & notes of sweet pastry (cherry pie). Fine ripe med tannins, m. acid, high alcohol & a big rich long finish w. chocolate, cedar, black raspberry & sweet tobacco. Immense!”

Was £25.95 per bottle

Now £18.95 per bottle

 

Mungo Park 2006

Jay Miller " The purple-colored 2006 Mungo Park Shiraz was sourced from 120-year-old vines. The nose reveals wood smoke, game, lavender, and intense blueberries that jump from the glass. Made in an elegant style, this tasty Shiraz is smooth-textured, concentrated, and impeccably balanced. It will offer a drinking window from 2012 to 2025.”

New Vintage release - $55.00 (circa £29.50)

Was £25.95 per bottle

Now £18.95 per bottle

 

Richard Lander Old Vine Shiraz 2006

Jay Miller “The 2006 Richard Lander Shiraz contains 5% Mourvedre. Purple-coloured, it has a bouquet of balsam wood, black pepper, scorched earth, game, and blueberry compote. Intense on the palate with savoury, meaty flavours, it has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and should drink well to 2025.”

New Vintage release - $55.00 (circa £29.50)

Was £27.95 per bottle

Now £21.50 per bottle

 

The Barossan Blends

Etranger 2005

Jay Miller “The 2005 Etranger Cabernet Sauvignon contains 12% Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, it emits aromas of cedar, spice box, tobacco, tar, espresso, black currant, and blackberry. Supple-textured, with excellent depth and breadth, a light tannin blanket, and a long finish, this flavorful Cabernet will merit further bottle age.”

Was £17.95 per bottle

Now £13.95 per bottle

 

 Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2005

Jay Miller “There are 9,000 cases of the 2005 Explorateur Old Vines Shiraz (with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend). It was aged for 12 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered. Purple-colored, it displays reticent aromas of toast, scorched earth, tar, blueberry, and blackberry. Ripe and sweet, with some elegance, it has good depth, moderate tannin, and a medium-long finish.”

Was £17.95 per bottle

Now £13.95 per bottle