2013 Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown exclusively on the Elderton Vineyard situated on the banks of the North Para River, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South Australia. The 1988 vintage was chosen by Qantas for first class, the 1992 vintage won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1993 and for the next two years won Gold and Trophy at the Barossa Wine Show. The 1994 vintage gave Elderton its first international gold medal at the London International Wine Show 1996. The 1998, once again won gold and trophy, in the Barossa Wine Show for the best regional Cabernet, and the 1999 won the trophy in Belgium for the best wine imported into the country. A proven consistent performer, we believe that the 2013 will continue in this trend.
The Elderton vineyard has very old deep alluvial soils over limestone with the majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon vines ranging between the ages of 35 to 50 years. With a Mediterranean climate, the Baumé reaches 13.50 to 14.50.
|Vine Age||Blocks date back to 1960s|
|Soil||Alluvial over limestone, sandier towards the east|
|Maturation||18 months in French oak|
95 points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
Quite apart from the rarity of cabernet vines of this age, the viticultural skill in managing growth through to picking at this baume/alcohol level is the cornerstone for a strongly varietal cabernet treated with utmost respect in the winery.
91+ points - The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson, Dec 2015
Luscious style but it never runs away and/or gets out of control. Yes there’s plenty of coffeed/creamy oak but the fruit is varietal, even elegant; it tastes of blackcurrant, violets and cloves, bay leaf notes as a whisper at their loudest. Tannin is strong but awash with succulent flavour. The longer this breathes – within reason – the more impressive it becomes.
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