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!
Aromas of dark chocolate and black fruits and olives. Palate continues the theme of the aromas, showing these typical Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon characters, giving weight and generosity to the wine. Ripe tannins add structure while being supple and mouth watering.
96 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion
‘A deep crimson edging on opaque, this wine brims with cabernet’s varietal stash of attributes: currant and a swag of dark plum, dried sage, bouquet garni and a gentle lilt of grassiness. At first gentle and massaged by the sheer density of flavour, the tannins-grape and classy French oak-grow in stature as the wine opens; with well handled acidity levels serving as an echo chamber, drawing the flavours back across the senses. While corpulent, this wine’s sheer mass is impeccably tucked in at the seams. To be slowly unravelled by time. From vines planted in ’44.’
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