Exile Shiraz 2016

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Introduction

Exile is named after the CD 'Exile on Main Street' by the Rolling Stones. It is a single vineyard wine based on the oldest and finest vineyards in the Barossa Valley.

Tasting Notes

Deep and dark centre with maroon and cherry red colour hue. Lusciously provocative with cherry and blackberry notes on the nose followed by layers of earth, dark plums, coffee and pepper. Still very youthful upon release being bright and concentrated which reflects it will cellar well so we suggest decanting well before consumption if drunk early. There are some evident notes of fresh cut plum, blackberry, juicy cassis, dried spice and melted dark chocolate. The underlying earthy character becomes more apparent when allowed to breathe; this also allows the layers of tannin to become more apparent whilst a slight touch of natural fruit acid and the solid core of well integrated oak will ensure longevity and development in the bottle.

The Winemaking

2016 was a stunning vintage: we were blessed with perfect conditions, which ensured excellent quality fruit, despite yields being well below average. The bulk of the fruit was sourced from an old vineyard in Marananga, which is dry grown and includes a block of vines over 110 years in age. The vines that make up Exile were pruned severely and received a run of green harvesting finally producing just one and a half tonne to the acre maximum. The fruit was basket pressed and fermented in small 1 and 2 tonne fermenters. It was hand plunged daily and matured for an extended period on lees to maintain the fruit profile and ensure it is a pure reflection of the vineyard. We matured the wine in Hogheads and Puncheon barrels for 24 months prior to being bottled with minimal filtration.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Ready to drink now, but will age well for the next two decades
Alcohol 14.5%

Accolades

2016 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - 93 POINTS
2016 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - GOLD Medal
2015 Vintage CWSA 2018 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2015 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - GOLD Medal
2015 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - 94 POINTS
2013 Vintage Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 - GOLD Medal
2013 Vintage IWC London, Tranche 1, 2016 - GOLD Medal
2013 Vintage CWSA 2013 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2012 Vintage CWSA 2015 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD & Trophy Winner
2012 Vintage AWC Vienna 2015 - GOLD Medal
2011 Vintage CWSA 2014 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2011 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting April 2014 - 94 POINTS
2010 Vintage AWC Vienna 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, Barossa Edition August 2013 - 94 POINTS
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, Barossa Edition August 2013 - 94 POINTS
2010 Vintage Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Tasted August 2012 - 90 POINTS
2010 Vintage CWSA 2013 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage CWSA 2012 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage AWC Vienna International Wine Competition 2012 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, July Edition 2012 - 92 POINTS
2010 Vintage San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012 - DOUBLE GOLD
2009 Vintage AWC VIENNA 2013 - GOLD Medal & Trophy Winner
2009 Vintage Syrah Du Monde, France 2012 - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 POINTS
2009 Vintage Winestate Magazine 2012 - Award Winner
2009 Vintage AWC Vienna Wine Show 2011 - GOLD Medal
2008 Vintage Winestate Magazine, Best Of Style Tasting 2013 - 5 STARS
2008 Vintage Winestate Magazine, Wine Of The Year Nominee 2013 - 5 STARS
2008 Vintage Winestate Magazine, World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2013 - 5 STARS
2008 Vintage Concours Mondial Brussels 2011 - GOLD Medal