The Colonial Estate Exile Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

  • $85.00
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Exile is named after the CD 'Exile on Main Street' by the Rolling Stones. It is a single vineyard wine based on the oldest and finest vineyards in the Barossa Valley.

Tasting Notes

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.

"Complex and engaging, the wine shows dark berry, subtle tobacco, warm spice and toasty oak characters on the nose. The concentrated palate delivers succulent fruit intensity with savoury nuances, wonderfully framed by fleshy texture and finely woven tannins. Classically structured and mouth filling with a persistent, satisfying finish. At its best: now to 2036. $85.00. Feb 2024." - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

The Winemaking

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.

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now or can be cellared for up to a decade
Alcohol 14%


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2010 Vintage AWC Vienna 2015 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage CWSA 2015 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD
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2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting April 2014 - 94 POINTS
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2009 Vintage AWC Vienna 2013 - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage CWSA 2013 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Winestate Magazine, Best Of Style Tasting - 5 STARS
2009 Vintage Winestate Magazine, Wine Of The Year Nominee 2013 - 5 STARS
2009 Vintage San Francisco International Wine Challenge 2013 - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, Barossa Edition August 2013 - 95 POINTS
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