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2015 Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon

Elite Single Vineyards

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$100 Per Bottle

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RRP $120
750ml

A museum release from Elderton Wines

Boy, this is one of the best I have tasted of this classic Barossa old-vine cabernet sauvignon. Such a seamless and elegant wine, with true varietal cabernet of a type you only get in the very best vintages. Blackcurrant and tobacco leaf, with a little black olive. Silky-smooth palate with such elegant tannins and fine-grained oak. A beauty.
97 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian

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 2015 is the sixteenth 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.

Winemakers Comments

The hand harvested fruit was fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pump-overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French oak. The nose shows dark chocolate and black fruits and olives, with the palate continuing the theme, showing these typical Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon characters, giving weight and generosity to the wine. Ripe tannins add structure while being supple and mouth watering. - Richard Langford

StyleSmooth and rich
ColourDeep purple
AromaDark chocolate and black fruits and olives
PalatePalate continues the theme of the aromas, showing these typical Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon characters, giving weight and generosity to the wine. Ripe tannins add structure while being supple and mouth watering.
DrinkDrink now or cellar confidently for 8+ years
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Vine Ageplanted 1944
Vintage2015
RegionBarossa
Maturation20 months in new French oak hogsheads and puncheons
Alc/Vol14.5%

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