Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon
$9499each
$1139DOZEN
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $94.99
$1139.00
Available in cases of 6
The first and final word in world class Barossa Cabernet, aged in a luxurious selection of completely new French oak hogsheads. The Ashmead block is so low yielding that it was almost gutted and re established to more productive plantings. The vines suffer from the notorious Dead Arm disease but yields an extraordinary quality of fruit. Fortunately for the world of wine, Ashmead was retained as an Australian Grand Cru Classe. Elderton are not unfamiliar with ultra Cabernet, having claimed significant trophies including the 1993 Jimmy Watson.
The Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of peerless quality fruit. Traditionally this elite parcel has been blended into the estate range, but in 1998 Lorraine Ashmead was inspired by its excellence to release it under the family name. An unknown clone of Cabernet Sauvignon but most likely G9V3, planted by Samuel Tolley in 1944, is grown to deep alluvial silts over red brown limestone soils. Yields at this precious vineyard are a meagre one to two tonnes per hectare. Grapes are hand picked and teated to a chilled vinification in open top concrete fermenters, before transfer to exclusively new French oak puncheons and hogsheads for completion, malolactic and twenty two months maturation.
TASTING NOTES
Deep purple/ black colour. Sweetly perfumed aromas of blackberries and candied plum, vanilla and oaken spice. Concentrated and lush palate showing dense dark berry fruits and suave baking spice notes, seasoned by savouryness and herb. Ashmead boasts excellent precision, harmony and depth, incredible persistence as the wine lingers on an immeasurably long finish.
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Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $94.99
  $1139.00
Available in cases of 6
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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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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $279.90
  $3357.92
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  Each $50.99
  $611.00
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  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
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Regions Eden Valley
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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  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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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions Barossa
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  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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  Each $299.99
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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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  Each $44.99
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  $477.00
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More About Elderton Wines
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»