In Exile Shiraz Cabernet 2016

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Tasting Notes

Deep opaque red to black in colour with vivid purple hues. Complex bouquet featuring alluring dark chocolate, forest fruits and fleshy plum with underlying earthy nuances, which gives the immediate impact of a soft, well structured wine. The palate is voluptuous with a real rich velvety texture expected in top quality Barossa reds from an outstanding vintage. The mid palate is an assortment of Christmas pudding, black olives, freshly cut plum, oak and earth. A true reflection of Barossa Shiraz from a great vintage. It finishes with some classically fine Cabernet tannins, which linger and draw you into this seamless classic Australian blend.

Winemaking

The fruit for this blend was sourced from two vineyards: one old vineyard in the Marananga and the other from the Seppeltsfield region just up the road in the Barossa Valley. Both vineyards were severely pruned and as a result of this and minimal water they produced just one and a half one to the acre. The grapes were all hand picked and a small selection from the most western edge of the Shiraz block along with a small selection from the dead centre of the Cabernet block were isolated by the winemaker 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 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 is thereafter in the same oak although a small parcel went into two new French barrels for aging. The best barrels were then selected after 24 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, hence the name was born.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now or can be cellared for the next two decades
Alcohol 14%

Accolades

2016 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD Medal
2016 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine - 95 POINTS
2011 Vintage Winestate Magazine, Best Of Style, January 2016 Edition - 5 STARS
2011 Vintage AWC Vienna 2014 - GOLD Medal
2011 Vintage Winestate Magazine, World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2014 - 5 STARS
2011 Vintage LA International Wine Competition 2014 - GOLD Medal
2011 Vintage CWSA 2014 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD
2010 Vintage AWC Vienna 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage CWSA 2013 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, Barossa Tasting 2013 - 94 POINTS