Exile Shiraz 2018

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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

The finest selection of 100-year-old dry grown vines, which are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting finally producing one tonne to two tonnes per acre. The grapes were then hand-picked, and the grapes sorted. The 2018 vintage was characterised by steady ripening of fruit and we were able to select individual blocks in the vineyard to get the very best fruit flavours with some tight ripe tannins. 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 ageing in bottle.

The Winemaking

Deep Rich and expressive bouquet with black fruits, dark chocolate and mulberries, plum and black olive. Full bodied and highly concentrated fruit with a really plush texture. The flavour concentration is powerful and yet matches with its impeccable balance and elegance. The fruit flavours of plum and black fruits, all work within the framework, which is fleshy and opulent with a chocolate character shining on the mid palate. There is a lovely spicy note along with subtle hint of oak, but this does not dominate given the powerful fruit flavour. The tannins are velvety smooth which when allowed to open up and breathe illustrate the longevity possible with a long dark seductive finish which is in a word mouthwatering.

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

Accolades

2017 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD Medal
2017 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - 95 POINTS
2016 Vintage CWSA 2019 - GOLD Medal
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
2014 Vintage CWSA Best Value 2017 - DOUBLE GOLD
2014 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2017 - GOLD Medal
2014 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2017 - 95 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 - DOUBLE GOLD
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 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