2013 Elderton Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia

Flavors burst happily forth on the mid-palate with dark chocolate and concentrated blackberry in the lead, finishes a long time later with some vanilla, oak, and chocolate reverberations. We want this wine with mushroom stew and German chocolate cake.

94 JH

2013 Elderton Shiraz


as part of a mixed case.

18+ bottles available.

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Winemaker's Notes
"Aromas of black forest fruits, chocolate and vanilla. On the palate, plum, chocolate and spice. A full-bodied, rich wine."

Technical Notes
"The fruit was crushed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Fermentation took place in concrete open top fermenters at 20 - 28C for approximately 5 - 7 days, mostly headed down under oak boards. Maturation using the best American oak puncheons for 14 months. Will drink well now and cellar tremendously into the medium term. 14.5% alc."
James Halliday
"94 pts ... Open-fermented in waxed concrete vats with header boards, matured in American puncheons for 22 months. Full-bodied, but doesn't lose balance; black fruits have soaked up such of the new oak (if any) as was used, the end result generous complexity."

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