Exile Shiraz 2015

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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 black in colour. The bouquet is filled with liquorice, blackberry and dark plum fruit with layers of fennel, spice and smokey oak. A full bodied shiraz with a very plush texture. The fruit flavours of blackberry and dark plum all work within the framework, which is fleshy and opulent with a liquorice character shining on the mid palate. Subtle hint of fennel and oak along with lovely spicy notes are evident. Velvety smooth tannins which when allowed to open up and breathe illustrates the longevity possible with a long dark seductive finish which is all perfectly interwoven in the backbone of oak and tannin.

The Winemaking

The bulk of the vines are dry grown old vines, which are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting, finally producing one to two tonnes per acre. The Exile grapes are then hand picked and sorted. The wine is fermented in vats after extreme cold maceration. The wines have their malolactic in new French oak, and are thereafter in the same oak for 24 months prior to bottling with minimal filtration and then further aging in bottles.

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

Accolades

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 CWSA 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, Tasted August 2012 - 90 POINTS
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 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