Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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James Suckling
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Ray Jordan
SKU
EDCS201810 UCAU
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The Ashmead family purchased their first estate vineyard in the middle of Nuriootpa in the late 1970s and since making their first wine from the 1982 vintage, have developed a great reputation and an enviable history of success. The 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1993, showcasing Elderton’s ability to make great Cabernet. Second generation brothers, Cameron and Allister, have since purchased two other exceptional vineyards in the east and west of the Barossa, with fruit from all three vineyards going into this 2018 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and full in body, the palate is flush with opulent blackcurrant and liquorice fruits which overlay a back drop of vanillin cedar, subtle tobacco elements and spicy dried herbs.
The Ashmead family purchased their first estate vineyard in the middle of Nuriootpa in the late 1970s and since making their first wine from the 1982 vintage, have developed a great reputation and an enviable history of success. The 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1993, showcasing Elderton’s ability to make great Cabernet. Second generation brothers, Cameron and Allister, have since purchased two other exceptional vineyards in the east and west of the Barossa, with fruit from all three vineyards going into this 2018 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and full in body, the palate is flush with opulent blackcurrant and liquorice fruits which overlay a back drop of vanillin cedar, subtle tobacco elements and spicy dried herbs.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

James Suckling

This is Eden Valley dominant and has aromas of violets, blueberries, black cherries and dark berry pastry with attractive, cedar and fresh-tobacco notes. The palate offers very attractive chocolate, plum paste and licorice. Smoothly layered tannins with blueberry flavor and a little oak spice to close. Great concentration. Drink over the next eight years.

92 / 100

Ray Jordan

"A nice cedary character mingles with sweet fruit on the palate creating a succulent rich flavour of medium weight. It’s a focussed and most stylish wine which extends seamlessly and effortlessly to a very long finish. This was a great vintage in the Barossa and the younger vine fruit was exceptional, which is what has gone into this wine, which is focussed and stylish before a long finish. The oak treatment is particularly impressive with mostly older French oak puncheons used, allowing the fruit to reveal its bright and lively energy."