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Penfolds 389 Baby Grange Vs Exile Mixed Dozen

Penfolds 389 Baby Grange Vs Exile Mixed Dozen

OUR BEST MIX DOZEN EVER INC MULTI GOLD EXILE SHIRAZ & 98 POINT RATED BABY GRANGE

$ 458 .88 /ea
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • 93PT GOLD MEDAL WINNING EXILE SHZ OUR MOST AWARDED WINE EVER 
  • MULTIPLE TROPHY WINNING LABEL NAMED BEST BAROSSA SHIRAZ IN WORLD AWC VIENNA & CWSA CHINA
  • EXILE SHIRAZ LABEL HAS WON 2 TROPHIES, 28 GOLD, 13 SILVER, 29 AWARDS AND HAS SOLD FOR $220 A BOTTLE
  • NEW RELEASE EXILE CAB SAV PREV VINT 95 POINTS DOUBLE GOLD & 2 GOLD MEDALS
  • LABEL VOTED BETTER THAN CHATEAU MARGAUX VALUED AT $1650 A BTL
  • 98 POINT RATED "BABY GRANGE" PENFOLDS BIN 389 CALLED "GRANGE-LIKE IN STATURE"

Tasting Notes

6x The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Deep black in colour. Bouquet filled with liquorice, blackberry and dark plum fruit with layers of fennel spice and Smokey oak. Full bodied fruit with a really plush texture. The fruit flavours of blackberry, dark plum all work within the framework, which is fleshy and opulent with a licorice character shining on the mid palate. Subtle hint of fennel and oak along with lovely spicy notes. Velvety smooth tannins which when allowed to open up and breathe illustrate the longevity possible with a long dark seductive finish which is all interwoven between a backbone of oak and tannin perfectly.


6x The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Bright and opulent purple in colour. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with obvious varietal characters of ripe blackcurrant fruit infused with mint, fresh herbs, earth and plum. Wonderful density and depth to the aromatics, which reveal really profound Cabernet Sauvignon character. Fruit driven highlighted by pure plum flavour which is a highlight of Cabernet Sauvignon this year. The intense varietal characters along with some spice ensure a powerful mid palate. Lively with a great core and backbone, the oak is well integrated and compliments but doesn’t dominate. Well-rounded smooth tannins make this one of the most Moorish Cabernet Sauvignon we have produced. 


1x Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2015

Deep dark magenta colour. A first impression of dark fruits and chocolate, splashed by spices – cinnamon, vanillin pod, cola. Then, a transient umami dabble – via cues of Worcestershire sauce/smoked Barossa bacon/beef cube. To follow, a bruléed lift mirrored by scents of toasted brioche, soaked oats. Intriguingly different, yet still Bin 389, albeit young/evolving at this perusal at an early stage. Expansive, explosive, exotic…a Bin 389 triple-ex palate rating! A wave/surge of fruits and spice unleashed – propelled by tomato and tahini paste flavours. Juicy, succulent tannins engulf, alongside oak – adding volume, density. Mouth-coating in every sense. Long and lingering.

Accolades & Awards

The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

93 Point Rated Wine Showcase Magazine


Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2015

98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

“A classic vintage with brilliant aromatic complexity, proportion and balance. “Pound for pound”, probably the wine of the 2017 release.” 


97 Points James Halliday Wine Companion

“Matured for 12 months in American hogsheads (32% new). Unapologetically made with the don’t fix if it isn’t broken aphorism. It is tightly structured, with faultless attention to detail – wheels within wheels stuff, but inexorable in sending its black fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant) flavour message. Despite its full body, and its far-reaching longevity, it’s tailor-made for the saltbush lamb shoulder of tonight’s dinner.”


96 Points The Wine Front

“It’s a wine with a ‘wow’ introduction. It throws beautiful, beautiful aroma. It’s distinguished by it. It’s sweet, pudding-like, like fresh vanilla, like lemon delicious. I went to taste this wine and couldn’t get past the nose; I just wanted to go on enjoying its aromatics. It’s smells every bit Penfolds but every bit itself. The palate is true to established form, with blackcurrant and bay leaf notes rigged to a powerful motor of tannin. Creamy/vanillin oak gets on with business too but again the fruit stares it down. From every angle this is a belter of a Bin 389. It’s best consumed any time between now and the apocalypse, or thereabouts. “

The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Gold Medal

Wine Showcase

Technical

The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

The bulk of the vines are dry grown old vines, which are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting finally producing one tonne to two tonnes per acre. Exile grapes are then hand picked and the grapes 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 bottle.


The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Sourced from a small block in the Seppeltsfield region of the Barossa. The vines that make up Exile were pruned severely and as a result of this and minimal water they produce extremely small yields. Exile grapes are all hand picked and the grapes are selected in individual batches by winemaker and vigneron. The grapes are harvested then transported to the winery where they are de-stemmed and crushed individually to small static fermenters. Fermentation was brought on by the use of select yeast strains and the temperatures peaked at 28 degrees before chilling back to 20 degrees for the completion of fermentation. The fermenters were pumped over 3 times daily to ensure the perfect amount of colour and tannin was extracted from the skins. A small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon was allowed to stay on skins for a week of additional maceration after the ferments were complete. The batches were then pressed into new French barrels where they under went malolatic fermentation and are then aged for 18 months before final barrel selection, blending and bottled with minimal filtration.


Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2015

Bin 389 is often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’, in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960, by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped to forge Penfolds solid reputation with red wine drinkers combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz. Bin 389 also exemplifies the judicious balance of fruit and oak.

After a dry South Australian winter reminiscent of 2006, vines were in water deficit at the beginning of spring and became accustomed to dry conditions quite early. Early budburst was noticeable across many regions and windy conditions during flowering were, in some regions, responsible for variable fruit set and lower than average yields come vintage. Dry spring conditions explained canopy growth and low yields, becoming typical of the 2013 growing season. Warm days were dispersed throughout October, November and in early January, contributing to an early start to the 2013 harvest and a short, condensed vintage. Dry and warm conditions, coupled with lower than average yields resulted in fruit showing strong, structural tannins and wines of great intensity and encouraging flavour.

Grape Variety: 51% Cabernet, 49% Shiraz


Bundle Content Notes

6x The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

93PT MULTIPLE GOLD MEDAL WINNING EXILE SHZ OUR MOST AWARDED WINE EVER 


6x The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

NEW RELEASE EXILE CAB SAV PREV VINT 95 POINTS DOUBLE GOLD & 2 GOLD MEDALS


1x Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2015

98 POINT RATED "BABY GRANGE" PENFOLDS BIN 389 CALLED "GRANGE-LIKE IN STATURE"

Specifications
Vintage: 2015
Source/Region:

South Australia

Grape Variety: Red Mixed Dozens
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for years to come
Bottle Top: Foil over cork
Alcohol Content: 0.00
Standard Drinks: 0.00
Rating: 0
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