395B Belmore Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103
0422 546 825

ACCOLADES

Our Exemplar Shiraz continues to impress not only
our customers and us, but the judges too…

IWSC Gold

Gold medal 2014 IWSC Awards 90 Countries, 300 Judges

China Award Gold

Gold medal 2012 China Wine Awards 30 Countries, 100 Judges

Gold medal 1014 Australian Wine Showcase

Silver medal 2014 World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge over 500 entries

Bronze medal 2013 Visy Great Shiraz Challenge over 350 entries

Silver medal 2014 IWSC Awards 90 Countries, 300 Judges

China Award Gold

Gold medal 2012 China Wine Awards 30 Countries, 100 Judges

Silver medal 1014 Australian Wine Showcase Silver medal 2014 World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge over 500 entries

JAMES HALLIDAY

James Halliday is recognized as Australia’s pre-eminent wine
critic. Here’s what he had to say about Exemplar in the 2013/2014
Wine Companion.

“If all are as good as the first wine released, there is much to look forward to. ”
— James Halliday

Rated five stars by James Halliday in Wine Companion
2013 edition

 

This virtual winery was established by Peter Mornement. His philosophy (and business plan) was simple: to develop a portfolio of high quality, high-value shiraz from six premium shiraz-producing regions. Each wine would be made by a winemaker in that region with an established reputation, and a simple instruction from Peter: buy the best fruit you can, and use the new oak of your choice.

The quantity of each wine made will be 650 dozen bottles. He has joined forces with John Ellis (of Hanging Rock) for Heathcote; Walter Clappis and Kym Teusner (of their eponymous wineries) for McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley respectively. The wines are sold in a six-bottle case, the initial releases from Heathcote and McLaren Vale, only to subscribers. If all are as good as the first wine released, there is much to look forward to.

Exemplar
Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2010

“Deep, dense purple-crimson; the blackberry, black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate quadrella is as deep and intense as you might imagine; the palate is either velvety or thick, depending on one’s viewpoint.The product of a great vintage that will live for decades.Screwcap. 14% alc.Rating 95 To 2035 $100”

Exemplar
Heathcote Shiraz 2010

“Full, deep purple-crimson; combines power and intensity with elegance and balance; the fragrant bouquet is the opening chorus for the symphony of spice, licorice, black cherry and blackberry of the palate, where quality oak and ripe but firm tannins the final act. Screwcap. 14% alc. Rating 96 To 2035 $100”

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