- ABV 13.9
- Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
Sarah Ahmed, Decanter - Ripe red berry fruit and firm acidity to the fore. Opening up, creamy, malty oak and svelte blackcurrant and blueberry emerge, but it remains bright at the core, with ripe but present filigree tannins. Finishes with a lick of dried herbs, tobacco, liquorice and fennel sausage. This sculpted bend of 80% Greenock and 20% Nuriootpa fruit is aged in French oak puncheons, 60% new.
Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz 2018
Barossa Valley, Australia
In 1979 Lorraine and Neil Ashmead were given a proposal, “If you buy the house, I will give you the surrounding 72 acres of old vines for nothing.” The rambling old homestead looked ideal for a growing family and the Ashmead’s worked tirelessly to salvage and restore this treasure of a vineyard.
In 1982, the first wine was made under the Elderton label. Tough times prevailed but ultimately the vision of the founders shone through and Elderton is today celebrated as a major reason for the rejuvenation of the Barossa. In 1993 Elderton shot to national prominence after winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy. International success ensued.
The second generation took the reins of the business in 2003. Brothers Cameron and Allister believe very strongly in continuing the traditions that began a generation earlier, on the Nuriootpa vineyard. They want to take the family company to the next level, so together they devised a plan to buy great vineyards in other significant sub appellations of the Barossa.
Through using sustainable practices, the hope is that the next generation of the Ashmead family have a lot to work with when they are at the helm.
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