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Elderton Shiraz 2003

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Inky purple. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with gentle Asian spice accents. Round, fleshy and concentrated, with energetic red fruit flavors joined by a mocha quality on the back. A wonderfully balanced shiraz with supple tannins.

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Elderton Wines Pty Ltd:
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.

External Reviews for Elderton Shiraz

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Inky purple. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with gentle Asian spice accents. Round, fleshy and concentrated, with energetic red fruit flavors joined by a mocha quality on the back. A wonderfully balanced shiraz with supple tannins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Supple, fleshy style fills the mouth with classic black cherry, raspberry and licorice flavors, finishing smooth and remarkably generous. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Smooth and focused, with a peppermint edge to the red cherry and blackberry flavors, finishing with a layer of sweet spices. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The explosive richness and sweet American oak style of the 1996 Shiraz will have immense crown appeal. The wine is low in acidity, with stunning layers of blackberry fruit intermixed with pepper and copious new wood. It is plump, round, and hedonistic. Drink it over the next 5ndash;7 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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 2ndash;4 years, and last for 12ndash;15.


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