This wine is a hidden gem in the Elderton wine range – a blend of the finest barrels of each of the Elderton Nuriootpa vineyard varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Like a great Ode, this is an expressive mix of three great varietals, which are blended to achieve greatness. Cabernet gives formality and structure, Shiraz offers personality and exuberance and Merlot presents friendliness and seductiveness. Cameron and Allister believe that these are all the traits of a great wine and an amazing person.
To read the story behind the Ode to Lorraine – check out the blog we wrote for Mother’s Day.
We’re excited to let you know that the 2016 vintage is now available for you to pop into your wine rack/cellar.
Sophisticated winemaking weaves the three varieties into a medium-bodied palate perfectly framed by oak and fine, ripe tannins. On an equilibrium right now, which it will, of course, hold for years to come.
95 Points – Halliday Wine Companion 2020
This is a super rich and ripe, red-fruited style that has very slinky and long plum flavors, delivered on smooth-honed tannins. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Drink or hold. Should drink well for a decade or more.
93 Points – JamesSuckling.com
The details – 2016 Ode to Lorraine
Cabernet Sauvignon (62%) Shiraz (34%) Merlot (4%)
Style: Rich and sophisticated
Colour: Dark ruby
Aroma: Plum, dark fruits of the forest and chocolate
Palate: Warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length
Vineyard Source: 100% Estate Grown, Nuriootpa
Vine Age: 32 – 102 years
Oak: A selection of French hogsheads and puncheons
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar confidently for 10+ years from vintage