In Exile Shiraz Cabernet
Sourced from some of the oldest and finest vineyards in the Barossa Valley.
The fruit for this blend was sourced from two vineyards; one ancient vineyard in Marananga, and the other from Greenock just up the road, located in the beautiful Barossa Valley. The grapes were all hand picked; a small selection from the western edge of the Shiraz block, and a small selection from the centre of the Cabernet block were isolated by the winemaker and vigneron as they had such outstanding quality. The grapes were transported to the winery in the early hours of the morning to avoid the summer heat where they were again sorted, then de-stemmed and crushed before being co-fermented in large wooden vats after extreme cold maceration. The wine had their malolactic in new French oak, and thereafter in the same oak, although a minute parcel went into two new French barrels for aging. The best barrels were then selected after 26 months in oak to be used in the final blend and bottled with minimal filtration. In the winery the final barrels used were isolated from all other wines and we considered them to be In Exile.
Stunningly dense black in colour, almost impenetrable with a light purple hue. Wonderful array of aromas, featuring black fruits, plums, licorice and smoked meats. Velvet like texture runs through the wine with serious depth and concentration. Beautiful flavours of blackberries, ripe cherries, blackcurrant and dark chocolate. The tannins from the powerful Shiraz fruit are evident yet are balanced by the soft juicy fruit of the Cabernet. A complex, yet simply stunning wine.
2011 Vintage - 2014 AWC Vienna - GOLD
2011 Vintage - 2014 China Wine & Spirit Awards - SILVER
2011 Vintage - 2014 CWSA - DOUBLE GOLD
2010 Vintage - 2013 AWC Vienna - GOLD
2010 Vintage - 2013 China Wine and Spirit Awards - GOLD
2010 Vintage - 2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge - GOLD
2010 Vintage - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 94 POINTS