Elderton Flagship Releases | 1st March

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2014 Elderton Command Shiraz

The fruit was harvested by hand, with five small parcels harvested over five weeks to attain complex nuances. Fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pump-overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French & American puncheons. Aromas of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous. - Richard Langford, Winemaker

Style: Rich, warm and generous
Colour: Very dark purple with bright magenta hues
Aroma: Blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices
Palate: Aromas of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Vineyard Source: 100% Estate Grown, Nuriootpa
Vine Age: 120 years
Picking Date: March 2014
Oak: 30 months in new American and French oak puncheons
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar

"Hewn of 1894 ancient vine oomph and tannin management of aplomb, this is power corseted by a filmy, gossamer texture and sheer, strident vinosity. Put it this way, the wine could come from nowhere else, yet the overall impression is one of Elderton's newfound restraint. Oodles of dark fruit, anise, tar, camphor and a Cadbury milk chocolate creaminess coat the palate. There is a barrel ferment smokiness, too. The extraction levels are a point; the use of French and American oak sensitive. All is in a harmony and perfectly suited to the style."
97 Points, James Halliday

2015 Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon

The hand harvested fruit was fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pump-overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French oak. The nose shows dark chocolate and black fruits and olives, with the palate continuing the theme, showing these typical Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon characters, giving weight and generosity to the wine. Ripe tannins add structure while being supple and mouth watering. - Richard Langford, Winemaker

Style: Smooth and rich
Colour: Deep purple
Aroma: Dark chocolate and black fruits and olives
Palate: 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.
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Vineyard Source: 100% Estate Grown, Nuriootpa
Vine Age: 70 years
Oak: 20 months in new French oak hogsheads and puncheons
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar confidently for 8+ years

"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."
96 Points, James Halliday