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Region:  Barossa Valley, South Australia

Varieties: Shiraz

Vintage: 2009

Alcohol: 15%

Cellar: Drink now or cellar short term

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.

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.

Awards:

92 Points
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

Gold Medal

AWC Vienna Wine Show 2011
Syrah Du Monde, France 2012
AWC Vienna 2013

Silver
IWSC London 2011

Award Winner
WineState Magazine, March/April 2012
Royal Sydney Wine Show 2012
Decanter World Wine Awards London 2012
International Wine Challenge, London 2012
New Zealand International Wine Show 2011
Cowra Wine Show 2011
Perth Wine Show 2011
Shanghai International Wine Show 2011
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2011
Dan Murphy’s, Royal Canberra Wine Show 2011