2006 ELDERTON ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 POINTS
NURIOOTPA,BAROSSA VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Not yet available - due to be released October, 2007
- Technical Data:
- Alcohol: 14.97% by vol.
- Titratable Acidity: 6.98 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 0.83 g/l
- PH: 3.34
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
($31) Medium red. Spicy cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose, with a kick of cracked pepper. Soft and approachable, with vivid red and dark berry flavors, gentle tannins and building sweetness. Finishes with impressive clarity and persistence. This is drinking well already. Author: Josh Reynolds
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Elderton Wines is a small, family-owned winery, situated in the heart of Australia's Barossa Valley, that has shot to acclaim producing some of the world's most highly regarded shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.
Neil and Lorraine Ashmead purchased the original elderton Homestead located at Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley, in 1979, after returning home from several years working in saudi arabia . Neil, a civil engineer along with lorraine, had no previous experience in the wine industry, but soon grew a passion for the region and an enthusiasm to rescue the amazing old vines that surrounded the property.
3 years were tirelessly spent nurturing the property back into health following many years of neglect, with the first vintage, a 1982 Shiraz, released in 1983.
The estate is home to 72 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with plantings dating back to 1904. It is considered one of the remaining original 'Barossa Gardens', with the name 'Elderton' deriving from the original vineyard owner - Samuel Elderton Tolley.
Now, the second generation of the Ashmead family, brothers Cameron and Allister, run the winery day to day and are passionate about producing wines that are balanced, varietally correct and classic in nature.
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