Elderton ‘Ashmead’ Cabernet Sauvignon
It’s always a pleasure to catch up with Cam & Allister Ashmead – whether it’s at the winery in Nuri, or over our annual long lunches in Brisbane. We’ve been supporting Elderton for too many years to recall, and they’ve got a huge following amongst you. Outstanding estate-grown wines and world-renowned flagships are the constants here – year in, year out they come up with the goods. A brilliant mid-sized, family owned winery – and two great blokes we call our mates!
On the nose it displays aromas of dark chocolate layered with intense cassis. This continues on to the palate where the blackberry fruit and chocolate notes mingle with a touch of dried sage, cinnamon spice and powerful tannins.
95 points – James Halliday Wine Companion
‘Estate-grown cabernet sauvignon from Elderton’s 79-year-old vineyards in Nuriootpa; matured for 18 months in French oak puncheons and hogsheads. Deep crimson in colour with nary a whiff of herbaceousness, just a solid wave of blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit cut with baking spices, licorice, cassis, earth and cedar. Full-bodied with an impressive balance of fruit power and grace, finishing long and black-fruited with abundant spice and charm.’
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