2016 Ode to Lorraine

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$50 Per Bottle

RRP $60
750ml

A Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot blend was added to our portfolio from the 1992 vintage. It was a belief that through blending only the best parcels of fruit from the Elderton vineyard, a truly wondrous and complete wine could be made that showed the highlights of the three grape varieties. The decision was made from the 2002 vintage onwards for it to be renamed (from CSM) in honour of the co founder of Elderton, Lorraine Ashmead. The winemaking team at Elderton believe this is truly the hidden gem in the Elderton portfolio of premium reds.

Winemakers Comments

The Ode to Lorraine is a blend of the finest barrels of each of the Elderton Nuriootpa vineyard varietals. Each year, through meticulous work on the tasting bench, we select a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot which best reflects the nuances of each variety. The 2016 vintage is a blend of parcels, fermented in concrete open fermenters, with selected barrel ferments and press cuts, giving warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length, whilst still being a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend.
- Richard Langford

StyleRich and sophisticated
ColourDark ruby
AromaPlum, dark fruits of the forest and chocolate
PalateWarm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length
DrinkDrink now or cellar confidently for 10+ years
Variety62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Shiraz, 6% Merlot
Vine Age32 - 102 years
SoilDeep alluvial silt over red and brown earths and limestone
Vintage2016
RegionBarossa Valley
MaturationA selection of French hogsheads and puncheons
Alc/Vol14.5%

95 Points - Halliday

Sophisticated winemaking weaves the three varieties into a medium-bodied palate perfectly framed by oak and fine, ripe tannins. On an equilibrium right now, which it will, of course, hold for years to come.

93 Points – James Suckling

This is a super rich and ripe, red-fruited style that has very slinky and long plum flavors, delivered on smooth-honed tannins. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Drink or hold. Screw cap. should drink well for a decade or more.

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