Elderton Estate Merlot
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $27.99
$335.00
Available by the dozen
Elderton made use of a secret ingredient across their stately range of award winning wines for many years, they originally called on small amounts of estate grown Merlot as an essential component. Eventually the quality of Merlot itself became so exceptional that the decision was made to bottle it as a pure wine. Elderton has now been recognised as one of the finest and most consistent examples of the varietal in Australia, manifesting just how gracious a Barossa Merlot can be, a wine of controlled power, polish and identity, sublime harmony and superb length.
Elderton has only two small blocks of Merlot, situated towards the back of the vineyard on the highest point where the soils are much sandier and free draining than those which are closer to the river bed. Flourishing under favourable climes, the grapes achieve heightened levels of natural sugar, leading to a significant ripening of intense flavours. Harvested throughout the cool of night, grapes are crushed and inoculated to choice yeasts, vinified over the course of several days and pumped over twice daily for maximum extraction. The finished wine is treated to an extended maturation in a selection of mainly French oak puncheons.
TASTING NOTES
Dark ruby red colour. Aromas of ripe berry and chocolate, plum spice and earthy notes, caramel and savoury toasty oak. Medium to full bodied palate, plum and cherry spice, cedar and black fruits over a lovely silken texture, Elderton shows gorgeous balance between sweet chocolatey fruit and earthy spicy tannins. A treat with grilled lamb, couscous and jus de viande.
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  Each $94.99
  $1139.00
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  Each $99.99
  $1199.00
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Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon
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Regions Barossa
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  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $109.99
  $1319.00
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Elderton Command Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $279.90
  $3357.92
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Regions Barossa
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  Each $50.99
  $611.00
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Elderton Eden High Altitude Shiraz 2014
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Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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Elderton Eden Valley Cabernet 2014
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Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $22.99
  $275.00
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Fruit Zinfandel
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Elderton Estate Merlot
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
Available by the dozen
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Elderton Estate Shiraz
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Elderton Estate Shiraz 2015
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Elderton Fifteen Shiraz
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Regions Barossa
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  Each $299.99
  $3597.00
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Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $44.99
  $539.00
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $46.99
  $563.00
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Regions Barossa
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  Each $44.99
  $539.00
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  Each $39.99
  $477.00
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More About Elderton Winery
Based in the heart of Australia's Barossa Valley and boasting vineyards over a century old, Elderton is a producer of some of the world's great wines
Winner of Australia's most coveted wine award the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy (1993) and the prestigious London International Wine & Spirit Competition's World's Best Shiraz Trophy (2000), Elderton remains proudly owned by the Ashmead family. The Elderton Vineyard is located on the banks of the North Para River, which is on the southern edge of the township of Nuriootpa. The Barossa Valley's climate is classified as Mediterranean, which amounts to warm summers (average temperature in January is 25°C to 35°C) and cool wet winters with an annual rainfall of 550 mm. The vineyard was planted in 1904 by Samuel Elderton Tolley, with a view to supplying Barossa wineries with premium fruit. After a period of neglect, the Ashmead family purchased the vineyard in 1979 and went about restoring it to its former glory. Modern viticulture practices were employed and the vineyard began to flourish. Elderton»