exile shiraz

Introduction

Exile is named after the CD ‘Exile on Main Street’ by the Rolling Stones. It is sourced from some of the oldest and finest vineyards in the Barossa Valley.

The Winemaking

The home of Exile is an old vineyard in Marananga which is dry grown, although a small amount of fruit comes from an old block in Eden Valley. The vines that make up Exile are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting producing just one tonne to the acre. Exile grapes are all handpicked and the grapes are selected in individual batches by the winemaker and vigneron. The grapes are transported to the winery and the wine is fermented in small open top fermenters after extreme cold maceration. The wines have their malolactic in new French oak, and are then aged for 24 months before final barrel selection, blending and bottling with minimal filtration.

Tasting Notes

Soft and smooth is the first impression given, then the fruit explosion shows serious depth and concentration. Allow this wine to breathe to ensure you see its full beauty. Blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, olives dark plum and an impressive finely grained tannin structure which appears to run through the wine with the same perseverance as the oak. This wine will continue to evolve and change without question with time in bottle and will improve further.

Accolades

2011 Vintage - 2014 AWC Vienna - SILVER

2011 Vintage - 2014 China Wine & Spirit Awards - GOLD

2011 Vintage - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, April 2014 Issue - 94 POINTS

2011 Vintage - 2014 CWSA - DOUBLE GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2013 AWC Vienna - GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2013 New Zealand International Wine Show - SILVER

2010 Vintage - 2013 China Wine and Spirit Awards - GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2013 San Francisco International Wine Challenge - SILVER

2010 Vintage - 2013 China Wine Awards - GOLD

2010 Vintage - Wine Showcase Magazine Barossa Edition August 2013 - 94 POINTS

2010 Vintage - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 90 POINTS

2010 Vintage - 2012 Royal Hobart Wine Show - SILVER

2010 Vintage - 2012 IWSC, London - SILVER

2010 Vintage - 2012 China Wine Awards -GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2012 AWC Vienna International Wine Competition - GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2012 New Zealand International Wine Competition - SILVER

2010 Vintage - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 92 POINTS

2010 Vintage - 2012 San Francisco International Wine Show - DOUBLE GOLD

2009 Vintage - 2013 AWC Vienna - GOLD

2009 Vintage - 2012 Syrah Du Monde, France - GOLD

2009 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 92 POINTS

2009 Vintage - AWC Vienna 2011 Wine Show - TROPHY - TOP OF CLASS & GOLD

2009 Vintage - Concours Mondial Brussels 2011 Wine Show - GOLD

2009 Vintage - IWSC London 2011 - SILVER

2006 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 93 POINTS

2005 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 95 POINTS

2004 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 96 POINTS

2003 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 94 POINTS

2002 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 95 POINTS

Vintage Information

VarietiesShiraz
Vintage2012
Alcohol14.5%

 


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