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The Exception

The Exception Shiraz Wine Bottle
1 x Gold Medal
1 x Silver Medal
94 Points

This wine is deep rich crimson in colour. Aromas of plums, spice and cedary oak abound with a hint of tobacco adding complexity to the palate. The wine is full and round with an unctuous texture of ripe fruit with some spice and hints of dark chocolate. It finishes long and is beautifully balanced.

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Wine Making

The vintage of 2004 was magical. Cloudless days meant plenty of sunshine to ripen fruit and develop flavour, colour and tannin; whilst cloudless nights meant cool temperatures that 'trap' these characters. We picked the fruit for this wine on a number of different days, with the majority coming from 15 April 2004. This wine was fermented in open pots and plunged by hand to maximise colour and flavour then matured for 16 months using new oak barrels, with 90% in French and 10% American Hogsheads.
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Food Matching

Served perfectly with braised lamb shank pie on pea puree with roasted winter veg
and sticky rosemary jus.

Awards & Reviews

1 x Gold Medal
Victorian Wines Show 2012
1 x Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2010
94 Points
Halliday Wine Companion 2012
Tasting Notes

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