I normally review wines from my cellar or new releases I chose to taste. But sometimes I receive samples or people bring a bottle. This is such an instance.
The 2017 Colonial Estate Exile Shiraz is a classic 'Big Barossa'. It is bold and ripe. If the sun kissed black fruit had been treated differently, maybe this could have been good. But this is industrially produced, probably the only company to do so in the Barossa. The alcohol is high (15%) and hurting, and the wine is harsh in the mouth, due to a rough tannin structure.