Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 6pk 2016

Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 6pk 2016

Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 6pk 2016
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Winery Details

    Richard Langford - Barons of the Barossa 2018 Barossa Winemaker of the Year

    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. Winemaker Richard Langford crafts distinctly classic, yet refined, Barossa reds.

Press Review

    Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 2016

    Deep, bright purple/red colour, with a slightly reticent aroma with a touch of spice, the palate pleasantly fruited and clean, with abundant berry flavour, the tannins agreeably gentle and soft, with good length. The wine seems a little in its shell at present and yet to fully emerge. What's there is very attractive and the quality is very evident. The fruit is red rather than black and the wine is quite elegant. A bonus: it grew on me with repeated exposure. (Tasted July 2018)

    Rating: 95 Points

    Source: Huon Hooke


    Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 2016

    Sourced from water-friendly, gnarled shiraz vines, the bottle is the sort that you hope for in a hotel sans gym! The wine is similarly impressionable: rich and glossy; polished beautifully by a piste of massaged tannins, oak endowment and dutiful acidity. Pulpy! The flavours are strongly regional: dark plum, fruitcake spice and beef bouillon to coffee-marinated bbq ribs, presumably from barrel fermentation and extended lees handling. Salacious, but delicious!

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion 2019


    Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 2016

    Elderton’s Grand Tourer Shiraz is firing on all cylinders nowadays.

    This is another excellent release. Weighty and (very) ripe but with a half-nod to elegance; the tannin is etched fine, the finish is stretched long, the flavours are dark but fresh, and not overly or too sweet. Coffee grounds, woodsy spices, blackberry and roasted plum. There’s a hover of game and hay-like notes about the nose but the palate is juicy and sustained. It’s smooth but not mushy; everything here feels quite perfectly handled.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (July 2018)


    Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 2016

    A blend of Nuriootpa and Greenock fruit went into the 2016 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz, which was aged in 50% to 60% new French oak. It doesn't come across as that oaky, instead showing scents of peppery spice and roasted meat, which lend a savory edge to the raspberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied and a bit tart and open-knit, suggesting early consumption.

    Rating: 92 Points

    Source: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate (September 2018)