The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
TRIPLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER BEATS THE WORLD'S BEST!
DONT PAY: $220.00
each for 12
10 REASONS THIS IS A MUST HAVE BUY & ARGUABLY ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST VALUE SHIRAZ!
1: ANNOUNCED IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE & WINESTATE'S WORLD'S GREATEST SHIRAZ CHALLENGE 2012, EXILE OUTPOINTS SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST INCLUDING THE 99 POINT RATED TORBRECK THE LAIRD 2006 $770 AND FRANCE'S FINEST UP TO $420 A BOTTLE (PAUL JABOULET LA CHAPELLE HERMITAGE).
2: DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL SAN FRANCISCO INT. WINE COMP.
(THE USA'S LARGEST WINE SHOW. OVER 4500 WINES ON SHOW)
3: PREVIOUS VINTAGE WON "WORLD'S BEST 2009 SHIRAZ" VIENNA
(ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST ACCLAIMED WINE COMPETITIONS)
4: PAST VINTAGES HAVE SCORED UP TO 96 POINTS BY THE WORLD'S MOST ACCLAIMED WINE CRITIC ROBERT PARKER JR.
5: WILL CELLAR FOR UP TO 15-20 YEARS.
6: THE 2010 BAROSSA VINTAGE WAS RATED A NEAR PERFECT 9/10 BY JAMES HALLIDAY.
7: SAVE OVER $2000 A DOZEN.
8: AGED IN THE FINEST OF FRENCH OAK FOR 24 MONTHS.
9: SOURCED FROM SUPER PREMIUM OLD VINES IN THE MARANANGA SUB-REGION OF THE BAROSSA VALLEY.
10: THE EXPORT MARKET WANTS TO TAKE THE LOT. LET'S KEEP IT HERE.
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2012.
CHINA WINE AND SPIRIT AWARDS 2013.
AWC VIENNA WINE SHOW 2012.
CHINA WINE AND SPIRIT AWARDS 2012.
SYRAH DU MONDE 2013.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013.
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE LONDON 2013.
WINESTATE 'S WORLD'S GREATEST SHIRAZ CHALLENGE 2012.
ROYAL HOBART WINE SHOW 2012.
DECANTER ASIA WINE AWARDS 2012.
VISY GREAT SHIRAZ CHALLENGE 2012.
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION LONDON 2012
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2012.
COWRA WINE SHOW 2012.
ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW 2012.
NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW 2012.
92 POINTS - AUSTRALIAN WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE JULY 2012.
In the September Issue & Winestate's World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2012, Exile outpoints some of the World's best.
Not to mention...
E. Guigal $240,
Mollydooker The Velvet Glove $185,
Geoff Merrill Henley $150,
Chateau Tanunda 100 Year Old Vines $145,
Craneford Fire Station $135,
Trinity Hills $120,
Katnook Estate Prodigy $100,
Aramais The Governor $100,
Kalleske Johann George $100,
Charles Melton Nine Popes $75,
Rolf Binder $65,
Langmeil Orphan $50,
Gibson Reserve $44,
Penfold's Kalimna $38,
Henschke Henry's Seven $33,
Elderton $30 and many, many, many more.
"Fabulous wine. Dark cherry fruit on the nose and palate, with a delightful mouth feel."
Australian Wine Showcase Magazine August 2012.
"Smells of raspberries and blackberries with supple and full flavoured palate. Nice balance of sweet cedar, oak and ripe fruit".
FOUR STARS - Winestate Magazine Best Wines of 2012.
Whilst on the international wine show circuit the Exile Barossa Valley Shiraz has outclassed some huge names such as:
Bird In Hand Nest Egg Shiraz 2010 (Voted "world's best Shiraz" 2012 by Winestate Magazine),
Wolf Blass Platinum Shiraz 06,07 & 09 (Up to 96 Pts Halliday & $170),
McWilliams O'Shea Shiraz 2010 (96 Pts Halliday & $75),
Shaw and Smith Shiraz 2010 (96 Pts Halliday & $44),
Saltram The Journal Shiraz 2009 (95 Pts Halliday & $125),
Elderton Command Shiraz 2009 (94 Pts Halliday & $95),
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2010 ($175),
Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2011 ($150),
and have equalled wines like:
Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2006 (96 Pts Halliday & $100),
Peter Lehmann VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010 (96 Pts Halliday & $60),
Jim Barry The Armagh 2007 (93 Pts Halliday & $230),
Grant Burge Meshach 2008 ($140) &
Kalleske Eduard Shiraz 2010 ($85).
Bold black and purple in colour, almost impenetrable yet pure at the same time. An explosion of perfumed scents with sweet black fruits, graphite, cherries, acacia flowers, liquorice, blackcurrants, smoke, truffle and spice box.
Velvety textured and elegant on the palate, this wine offers serious depth and concentration, if ever there was a six dimensional wine then this is it! Blackberries, cherries, black currant, graphite, acacia flowers, liquorice, damp earth, smoke, truffles and beautifully interwoven tannins and French oak.
In describing this wine I fear words may not quite be enough and this ever evolving palate is so complex its actually near impossible to truly describe everything that is going on although it still has a sense of simplicity some how.
The bulk of the fruit was sourced from an old vineyard in Marananga, which is dry grown although a small amount of fruit comes from Eden Valley. The vines that make up Exile are pruned severely and receive two runs of green harvesting finally producing just one tonne to the acre.
Exile grapes are all hand picked and the Winemaker and Vigneron select the grapes in individual batches. The grapes are transported to the winery and the wine is fermented in old concrete fermenters after extreme cold maceration.
The wines have their malolactic in new French oak, and are then aged for 24 months before final barrel selection, blending and bottled with minimal filtration.
CELLARING: Should evolve beautifully in bottle over the next two decades.
BOTTLE TOPS: FOIL OVER CORK
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15.0%