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2018 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Family Vineyards

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$30 Per Bottle

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RRP $35

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.

Winemakers Comments

Winemaking in 2018 was as easy as it gets! Decent winter rains, and a spring without catastrophe, allowed for a healthy budburst and good flowering. Our Cabernet Sauvignon from 2018 brings together some leafy notes from our Greenock vineyard and backbone and structure from our Nuriootpa vineyard. The fruit from our Craneford vineyard, which enjoyed the long slow ripening in Autumn, brings structure and a lovely floral note to the wine. Aged in new and older French oak, we think this wine is a classic. - Jules Ashmead & Brock Harrison

StyleFull bodied, rich, classy
ColourDeep crimson purple
AromaFresh varietal blackberry and wild thyme with hints of dark olive
PalateConcentrated dark fruits and hints of clove and dark chocolate, supported by very fine elegant tannins and a seamless finish
DrinkDrink now or cellar confidently for 10 - 15 years from vintage
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Vine Age18 - 75 years
RegionBarossa. Estate grown
MaturationPredominantly second and third fill French hogsheads and puncheons, 22 months

93 points -, 31 August 2020

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.

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