Whilst the name Émigré continues in the same vein as the Exile, there is a big difference in the style and make-up of the wine. Exile is a single vineyard wine, whereas Émigré is the opposite in that it comes from an array of vineyards across the Barossa. In addition where Exile is Shiraz rooted and Émigré mainstay is Grenache.
Émigré is a blend of Shiraz and Grenache, sourced from an array of vineyards across the Barossa from 4 main vineyards – two in cool climates, Greenock and Eden Valley, and the other two from the northern Barossa Valley. Like Exile the vines are pruned severely producing low yields and highly concentrated fruit. E?migre? grapes are then hand picked due to the age of the vines and this also ensures the fruit is handled gently. The wine receives extreme cold maceration and it's malolactic in new French oak, and are thereafter in the same oak.
A vibrant Grenache/Shiraz blend of elegant aromas of raspberry, blackberry with a touch of spice. The palate is full of juicy ripe fruit, well integrated oak and savoury notes that compliment the fruit well.
2012 Vintage - 2015 China Wine & Spirit Awards, Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD
2011 Vintage - 2014 AWC Vienna - SILVER
2011 Vintage - China Wine & Spirit Awards - DOUBLE GOLD
2011 Vintage - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, April 2014 Issue - 94 POINTS
2011 Vintage - 2014 CWSA - GOLD
2010 Vintage - 2013 AWC Vienna - GOLD
2010 Vintage - 2013 New Zealand International Wine Show - GOLD
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 - 2012 China Wine Awards - GOLD
2009 Vintage - 2012 Concours Mondial Brussels - GOLD
2009 Vintage - 2012 International Wine Challenge, London - SILVER
2009 Vintage - 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards, London - BRONZE
2009 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 93 POINTS
2009 Vintage - IWC 2011 - SILVER Medal
2006 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 92 POINTS
2005 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 94 POINTS
2004 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 94+ POINTS
2002 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 92 POINTS