Elderton Estate Merlot 12pk 2018
Elderton was founded by Neil and Lorraine Ashmead in 1982, and is now run by their sons, Allister and Cameron. Built around the famous Command vineyard in the centre of Nuriootpa, Elderton also has its own vineyards in Greenock and the Eden Valley. Julie Ashmead leads the winemaking and viticulture teams in crafting distinctly classic, yet refined, Barossa reds that live up to the estate’s history and world class quality.
Elderton Estate Merlot 2018
A surprisingly soft rendition with its focus on ripe red plums infused with woodsy spices and dried herbs. Tannins give easily across the fuller-bodied palate with some coffee-grinds to texture.
Rating: 90 Points
Source: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2021