Colonial Estate Barossa Valley Exile Shiraz 2005

Barossa Valley, Australia

750ml / 15.5 ABV

Blend: 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Grenache

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  The 2005 Exile was sourced from a single dry-farmed vineyard owned by the winery and located in the center of Nuriootpa. It is composed of 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache and was aged for 18-20 months in new French oak. Deep cherry-colored, it exhibits an alluring perfume of toasty oak, wood smoke, Asian spices, tar, blueberry, and black cherry. This leads to a full-bodied wine with chewy fruit, ripe flavors, great depth and concentration, and a pure, lengthy finish. Give this hedonistic effort 3-5 years in the cellar and drink it through 2030. (JM)   (10/2007)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  Inky purple. Hugely aromatic, a room-filling bouquet of dark berry compote, dark chocolate, violet, licorice and suave oak spices. Creamy and sweet but admirably restrained, with palate-staining flavors of kirsch, cassis and floral pastille. Bright minerality provides lift and silky tannins add support. Takes a weighty turn on the finish, revealing port-like plum and boysenberry flavors and remarkable persistence. For all its concentration, there's a superb balance, even freshness to this behemoth. (JR)   (10/2007)

92 points Wine Enthusiast  A single-vineyard wine that contains about 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Grenache, this is an incredibly concentrated wine. Slightly lifted aromas keep it from seeming heavy, but the flavors are dense and fudge-like, chocolaty and super ripe. Dusty tannins on the finish suggest cellaring through 2010, and it should age well through at least 2020 . Cellar Selection.
Grilled or roast beef, barbeque, oxtail, strong cheese. 

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Type: Red Wine

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