Elderton Neil Ashmead ‘Grand Tourer’ Shiraz
It’s always a pleasure to catch up with the 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. Outstanding Estate wines and world-renowned flagships are the constants here – year in, year out. A brilliant mid-sized, family owned winery – and two great blokes we call our mates!
The Grand Tourer Shiraz was named in honour of Cam and Allister’s father Neil, who together with wife Lorraine, founded Elderton in the 1980s. He was known as one of the great champions of the Barossa in the 80s and 90s – a man who would load the car up with wine and travel from city to city, telling the stories of his vineyard and the region he was so passionate about. A love for fast cars made this relentless pursuit somewhat easier, hence the unusual name for the wine.
This is a vibrant Shiraz, full of ripe berry fruits and a touch of spice. On the palate delicious charcuterie and pepper notes support the primary fruit, which, along with some pretty powerful tannins, add depth and layers of complexity. Elderton recommends cellaring for up to 10 years from vintage – we say drink it now and enjoy those exuberant flavours in their youth.
Please be aware that while we try our best to keep up with changes in vintage, packaging etc., it is impossible for us to have this information correct 100% of the time, so the details below should be considered as indicative. If you are after a specific vintage, please contact us prior to placing your order so we can confirm availability, otherwise we will send the vintage on hand.