Exile Shiraz 2009

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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

Fragrant and expressive on the nose with obvious notes of raspberry, plum, earth and smoke with some attractive floral hints. There is a typical earthy note running through the bouquet. Fruit sweetness dominates the palate, followed by hints of vanilla and smoke from the new French oak. Ever evolving when allowed to breathe with more earthy notes with some leather saddle and lead pencil shavings also being a highlight when allowed some time prior to consuming.

The Winemaking

Exile comes from only the finest vineyards in the Barossa's west, in my opinion the western Barossa is where the great grapes are grown. Colonial Estate had the great advantage of using grapes from the premium sub regions here and more importantly from some of the Barossa's oldest vines up to 140 years old which wineries all over would die for. I have no issue saying that the grapes used in Exile would make the icon grading system for grapes and the way the grapes are treated both on the vine and after picking is something to marvel at.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drink now or in the short term
Alcohol 15%

Accolades

2009 Vintage AWC Vienna 2013 - GOLD Medal & Trophy Winner
2009 Vintage Syrah Du Monde, France 2012 - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Winestate Magazine 2012 - Award Winner
2009 Vintage Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 POINTS
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