2017 Ashmead Cabernet 6pk – pre release
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A Commander-only offer.
This pre-release is available until Friday, 28 February.
Like the Command block, which is an amazing resource to the Elderton Estate, the Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of excellent quality fruit. The vineyard was almost destroyed in 1997 to make way for higher yielding vines, however the family made the decision to promote the vineyard to a higher destiny – thus the Ashmead.
The 2017 is the eighteenth release of this unparalleled wine, and is a superior example of Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon aged in a mix of new French oak hogsheads from about 8 different coopers. Elderton is not unfamiliar with premium Cabernet, having won more than 8 trophies for this varietal including the 1993 Jimmy Watson Trophy.
|Vine Age||73 years in 2017|
95 points - Halliday's Wine Companion 2020
Full-bodied, rich and opulent...
92 points - Wine Advocate, June 2019
...a fine, elegant example of Barossa Cabernet. Medium-bodied, it's smooth and streamlined, with a somewhat linear feel and a crisp, gently tannic finish.
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