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The Colonial Estate Shiraz Blend Barossa Valley Exile 2006

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

The Colonial Estate’s two flagship wines come from their own property. The 2006 Exile was sourced from a single 140-year-old vineyard with the blend consisting of 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache. Opaque purple/black in color, it exhibits a captivating perfume of toasty oak, smoke, black pepper, truffle, blueberry pie, and blackberry liqueur. Complex, silky-textured, and nicely balanced, this layered, lengthy wine will continue to improve over the next 4–6 years and have a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.

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The Colonial Estate:
World’s End is the culmination of over 15 years of winemaking in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and the Barossa Valley, Australia by Jonathan Maltus and his team. To access that information please check out www.maltus.com. The 2008 vintage marks the beginning of what we hope will become a love affair between our French-inspired winemaking and viticultural approach and the beautiful landscape and te... Read more
World’s End is the culmination of over 15 years of winemaking in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and the Barossa Valley, Australia by Jonathan Maltus and his team. To access that information please check out www.maltus.com. The 2008 vintage marks the beginning of what we hope will become a love affair between our French-inspired winemaking and viticultural approach and the beautiful landscape and terroir of the Napa Valley. Close cropping, double-sorting, lees in suspension, will be part of the norm. Read less

External Reviews for The Colonial Estate Shiraz Blend Barossa Valley Exile

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2015

The Colonial Estate’s two flagship wines come from their own property. The 2006 Exile was sourced from a single 140-year-old vineyard with the blend consisting of 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache. Opaque purple/black in color, it exhibits a captivating perfume of toasty oak, smoke, black pepper, truffle, blueberry pie, and blackberry liqueur. Complex, silky-textured, and nicely balanced, this layered, lengthy wine will continue to improve over the next 4–6 years and have a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2015

Opaque violet. Powerfully scented nose offers an exotic array of dark berries and spices, with smoky minerals and fresh flowers adding complexity. Deep, palate-staining blackberry and mulberry flavors are sharply focused and surprisingly lithe, picking up a hint of sweet tobacco with air. A strikingly complex and seductive wine that will no doubt age but offers immense appeal now. This kept changing in the glass as I followed it over two days.



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