2002 The Colonial Estate Shiraz Exile Barossa Valley
|Vineyard:||The Colonial Estate|
"Produced from a dry-farmed, single vineyard of old vine Shiraz (some of which are 120 years old), the stunning, inky/purple-tinged 2002 Shiraz Exile was aged in 100% new French oak. A sweet nose of black fruits, flowers, melted licorice, and espresso roast precedes a wine of amazing concentration, compelling intensity, and a tremendous finish of more than 60 seconds. Although expensive, readers must take into consideration the age of the vines as well as the limited production. This exquisite Sh...
International Wine CellarBright medium ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of black cherry, chocolate, mocha and woodsmoke. Thick, superconcentrated and dense; fatter than the Emigre but less vibrant, with lower-toned, somewhat saline flavors of berries, chocolate, and nut skin. Finishes thick, nutty and very long, with building tannins. A more massive wine than the Emigre, but I preferred the Emigre. This is the first release for both of these wines, which are made using French methods, and French oak, by Jonathan Maltus and h...
Vintage ChartRating for Australia-South Australia-Adelaide-Barossa: 95 (good year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>