Exile Shiraz 2010

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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

Bold black and purple in colour, almost impenetrable yet pure at the same time. An explosion of perfumed scents including sweet black fruits, graphite, cherries, acacia flowers, liquorice, blackcurrants, smoke, truffle and spice box. Velvety textured and elegant on the palate, this wine offers serious depth and concentration, if ever there was a six dimensional wine then this is it! Blackberries, cherries, blackcurrant, graphite, acacia flowers, liquorice, damp earth, smoke, truffles and beautifully interwoven tannins and French oak are all evident in this Exile Shiraz. In describing this wine I fear words may not quite be enough and this ever evolving palate is so complex its actually near impossible to truly describe everything that is going on although it still has a sense of simplicity somehow.

The Winemaking

Exile grapes are all hand picked and the Winemaker and Vigneron select the grapes in individual batches. The grapes are transported to the winery and the wine is fermented in old concrete fermenters after extreme cold maceration. The wines have their malolactic in new French oak, and are then aged for 24 months before final barrel selection, blending and bottled with minimal filtration. The bulk of the fruit was sourced from an old vineyard in Marananga, which is dry grown although a small amount of fruit comes from Eden Valley. The vines that make up Exile are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting finally producing just one tonne to the acre.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Will evolve beautifully over the next couple of decades
Alcohol 14.5%

Accolades

2010 Vintage AWC Vienna 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, Barossa Edition August 2013 - 94 POINTS
2010 Vintage CWSA 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013 - Award Winner
2010 Vintage Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2013 - Award Winner
2010 Vintage Visy Great Australian Red Challenge 2013 - Award Winner
2010 Vintage Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Tasted August 2012 - 90 POINTS
2010 Vintage Winestate Magazine Best Wines of 2012 - 4 STARS
2010 Vintage CWSA 2012 - 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 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