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Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon

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(2012 Vintage) The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown exclusively on the Elderton Vineyard situated on the banks of the North Para River, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South Australia. The 1988 vintage was chosen by Qantas for first class, the 1992 vintage won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1993 and for the next two years won Gold and Trophy at the Barossa Wine Show. The 1994 vintage gave Elderton its first international gold medal at the London International Wine Show 1996. The 1998, once again won gold and trophy, in the Barossa Wine Show for the best regional Cabernet, and the 1999 won the trophy in Belgium for the best wine imported into the country. A proven consistent performer, we believe that the will continue in this trend. The growing season was hot and dry with low crops allowing great varietal expression. The grapes from our Estate were picked and crushed into our concrete open fermenters, having a 24-hour cold soak before inoculation. Heading down boards were utilised after two days to keep the cap submerged, making finer tannin extraction without harsh phenols. Splashing-over of the wine helped increase oxygen and circulation through the skins. The wine was then pressed to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and racked three times over the next 18 months, before final blending and bottling. The 2013 shows the classic Barossa Cabernet characteristics of blackberries, cassis and beetroot earthiness and is drinking well today but will cellar well for 10+ years. -Richard Langford

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    slow-drinking, berries, full-bodied

    almost 7 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 148 on Aug-03
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 161 on Oct-05
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 161 on Oct-05