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The Elderton Wines Blog

Our Wines

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We have released the 2018 Helbig 1915 Shiraz in this edition of the Buzz. This is alongside recent new vintage releases that we’ve shared by email or in Cellar Door including the Ode to Lorraine, Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and 2020 Riesling and Rosé.

As previously mentioned, across both 2019 and 2020, Elderton is about 60 – 70% down in average yields. If you are interested in our 2019 and 2020 wines, please stock your cellar as the wines are released so that you do not miss out. We expect that there will be a number of months where some wines will be sold out, until the next vintage becomes available.

If you have any questions about our wines, please contact our Cellar Door team on 08 8568 7878 or by email.



Command is truly an expression of place, and we are proud to be the current custodians of a rare piece of Barossa Valley viticultural heritage. Single vineyard, planted 1894, the Command block is celebrating 126 years in 2020, and is considered an Ancestor vineyard by the Barossa Old Vine Charter.

“Wears its heart on its sleeve, but there’s no shame in that when it has a proud record of success…”
97 points, Halliday Wine Companion

“One of the best Commands I’ve tried.”
96+ points, The Wine Advocate




In 1997 the family sat down to discuss the viability of a 1944 Cabernet block – its saving grace was simply the pure brilliance of the fruit. It was, and is, always the standout Cabernet block on our Nuriootpa property. The eighteenth release of this continues our pursuit of making the Barossa’s best Cabernet Sauvignon.

“Full-bodied, rich and opulent…”
95 points, Halliday Wine Companion

“…a fine, elegant example of Barossa Cabernet.”
94 points, The Wine Advocate




Only 1127 bottles produced.

“…a very fresh delivery of ultra-ripe dark-berry and plum aromas, as well as chocolate and currants with some orange peel and asphalt. The palate is immensely concentrated and has very rich dark-plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors with a streak of roasted coffee and graphite at the finish. This is very rich, very intense and very deeply fruited with bold tannin architecture.”
97 points, Nick Stock,



Named in honour of Lorraine Ashmead, co-founder of Elderton, the winemaking team at Elderton believe this is truly the hidden gem of our premium reds and one we know cellars brilliantly.

“A glorious, superbly blended trio… It is heady with violets, cassis and woodsy spices. The full-bodied palate impresses with its gloss, its detail, neat acidity and firm tannins informing of its ageing potential. Harmony in a glass.”
96 points + special value for money, Halliday Wine Companion

“The aromas here are very expressive with ripe black cherries, raspberries and blackcurrants, as well as violets, blackberries and black-tea notes. The palate has ample flavor and structure with such deep, driving tannin and a seamless texture. Very compelling style that trades on the prowess of cabernet structure and freshness with some deep, shiraz richness.”
94 points, Nick Stock,


Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz2017 NEIL ASHMEAD GRAND TOURER SHIRAZ

A tribute to an amazing individual who was always willing to push the boundaries of expectations.

“…a rich, ripe blackberry aroma, the palate rich and fruit-sweet, ripe and fleshy, with a juicy middle and soft-tannin finish. Lovely wine, rounded and cuddly. Delicious.”
95 points, Huon Hooke

“Beautifully layered nose of black cherry, blackberry…then the palate is spiced and graced with delicate vanilla, cinnamon and seductive, silky tannins.”
GOLD medal, 2020 Decanter World Wine Awa




*Special Release*

Available through Cellar Door or our online shop only. 1146 bottles produced.

“The wine is intensely aromatic on the nose showing black/blueberry, vanillin oak, olive and warm spice aromas, leading to a magnificently weighted palate that’s richly expressed with plush texture and expansive mouthfeel. A sumptuous shiraz, superbly structured by beautifully melded tannins and outstanding power.”
96 points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit






“There is something about this blend. It makes you sit up, take notice and relish the flavours and lightness of touch. And yet, there’s laser precision to the acidity, the grainy tannins in tow, the gorgeous red fruit and spice flavours. It’s the Barossa without the boom. Lovely wine.”
95 points, Halliday Wine Companion






“You get what you come for. Blackberried fruit flavour, coffee-cream oak, whispers of earth and a sound, satisfying finish. It’s dark and bold… Reliable as ever.”
92 points, Campbell Mattinson

“It’s medium to full-bodied, lush and creamy on the palate, with soft, dusty tannins on the finish.”
91 points, The Wine Advocate




“…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.”
93 points, Nick Stock,



This has bright red-plum and blackcurrant aromas with some blue flowers, too. The palate has a smooth, velvety core of blueberries. Plenty of depth and blueberry flavor. Fresh and quite concentrated finish.
91 points, Nick Stock,


2017 Elderton Barossa GSM2019 BAROSSA GSM

“Attractive fresh raspberries and blackberries here, as well as some bergamot and black-tea notes. Then darker berries and earthy notes. The palate has an attractive blue-fruit thread with some crunchy red berries and light spice. Smooth and even.”
91 points, Nick Stock,


Elderton Barossa Rosé2020 BAROSSA ROSÉ

It is hard to argue that the world isn’t going through a Rosé revolution at present – perfect for backyard barbecues through to fine dining restaurants, this is a sophisticated dry Rosé that has been wonderfully crafted to enjoy in any setting.


Elderton Eden Valley Riesling2020 EDEN VALLEY RIESLING

This has a very fresh nose with some leafy and lemon-peel notes, as well as crushed stones. The palate has a bright, crisp and taut feel with dry, lime and lemon flavor. Taut finish. Young plantings of the estate’s Craneford Vineyard.
92 points, Nick Stock,



“A full and rich style with buttery peaches and cream, as well as mangoes, which really fill out the smooth, soft palate.”
90 points,



Elderton Barossa Golden Semillon2019 GOLDEN SEMILLON

It’s one big lemon-honey sherbet bomb for adults. Lovely flavours of lime marmalade, burnt toffee and ginger-lemon tea. The lusciousness and sweetness in balance thanks to the acid line.
93 points, Halliday Wine Companion


If you have any questions about our wines, please contact our Cellar Door team on 08 8568 7878 or by email.

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