The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017
95 POINT RATED GOLD MEDAL WINNING EXILE SHIRAZ SOURCED FROM VINES OVER 100 YEARS OLD
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
- 95 POINT RATED AUSTRALIAN WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE
- GOLD MEDAL WINNING ICONIC BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
- NEW VINTAGE RELEASE ON ALLOCATION ONLY 100 DOZEN AVAILABLE
- SOURCED FROM VINES AGED UP TO 110 YEARS
Once poured, the rich and vibrant deep purple Shiraz opens to an alluring bouquet of black forest fruits, chocolate and vanilla. Scorched earth rounds out this full bodied and highly concentrated fruit driven wine with plush texture to finish. Plum and blackberry are woven together to create a fleshy, opulent experience with a chocolate swirl shining on the mid palate. A loving spiced note alongside subtle hints of oak gracefully enhance the power of this fruit driven Shiraz. The tannins; which are velvety and smooth, open to create a long, dark, seductive finish which are all interwoven to perfection between a backbone of oak and tannin.
95 Point Rated
Wine Showcase Magazine
Australian Wine Showcase
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 2017 vintage was characterized 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 aging in bottle.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for the next decade|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|
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