Elderton Shiraz 2002
The 2003 Shiraz Barossa boasts a dense purple color, aromas of creme de cassis, asphalt, smoke, and earth, well-integrated, sweet, toasty oak, and a big, full-bodied, concentrated personality. Great fruit, huge body, sweet tannin, and a long finish suggest it should hit its peak in 2-4 years, and last for 12-15.Add winemaker's notes
Elderton Wines is a small, family-owned winery, situated in the heart of Australia’s Barossa Valley that has shot to world acclaim producing some of Australia’s most highly regarded shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. The second generation of the Ashmead family, brothers: Cameron and Allister now run the winery day to day and are passionate about producing wines that are balanced, varietally correct and classic in nature.
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The 2003 Shiraz Barossa boasts a dense purple color, aromas of creme de cassis, asphalt, smoke, and earth, well-integrated, sweet, toasty oak, and a big, full-bodied, concentrated personality. Great fruit, huge body, sweet tannin, and a long finish suggest it should hit its peak in 2-4 years, and last for 12-15.
Smells smoky sweet - like fruitcake, nut and barbecue smoke. On the palate, the wine is narrow, rather than round and mouthfilling, with fresh herb, plum and blackberry flavors dominating. It's a very good wine, but falls short of anything more.
Deep red. Expressive nose of bitter cherry, fruitcake, plum and spicy oak. Refreshingly brisk in the mouth, with a strong, minerally red berry character. Finishes youthfully taut, with a hint of raw beef.
Moderately saturated ruby-red color. Red currant, licorice, eucalyptus and caraway seed on the somewhat high-toned nose; suggestion of stewed fruits. Sweet and fleshy in the mouth, with red berry and eucalyptus flavors. No shortage of extract. Finishes with a slightly dry berry skin character and a flavor of raspberry liqueur.
Funky and austere up front, this shifts in the end as red berry flavors fill it with juiciness. What at first seems dry turns out to be simply closed, beeswax enclosing the honey within. Several years of bottle age should release more of the flavor.
An earthy, short-ribs wine when first poured, this emphasizes broad, supple tannins and the warmth of alcohol. Then the tannins gain a little more grip with air, snug as a leather glove around the spicy black fruit. And it still would be good with beef short-ribs.
Dark purply red with expressive aromas of blackberry, cedar and eucalyptus. Full-bodied, jammy Barossa Shiraz with copious amounts of black fruits, black pepper and fine tannins.