Elderton Shiraz 2009
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Full-bodied, rich, classic Shiraz. A rich and vibrant dark purple color with aromas of black forest fruits, chocolate, vanilla. The flavors include plum, chocolate and spice, accompanied by fine, lingering and integrated tannins.
"Bright garnet; quite a highly perfumed floral bouquet with an attractive element of blueberry and just a pinch of spice; medium-bodied and full of fruit, the tannins are soft, plush and giving for such a young wine, and will be best enjoyed young."
Australian Wine Companion
"Lithe and imposing, this is a tall wine, with refined texture and layered flavors of black cherry, blackberry, smoke and coffee, which linger effectively on the polished finish. Drink now through 2019."
"The 2009 Shiraz Elderton Estate is 100% from estate vines with an average age of 50-60 years and is matured for about 12 months in French (20%) and American (80%) oak puncheons, 20% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has pronounced blackberry and blueberry aromas with some licorice and Mediterranean herb notes plus subtle hints of pepper, chocolate and cedar. Medium to full-bodied with medium-firm finely grained tannins and high acid supporting the generous, fleshy berry and spice fruit, it has a long, pure finish. Drinking now, it should cellar through 2017."
The Wine Advocate
- 8/18/2012 (69 items) (viewed 909 times)
Learn About Elderton Map It
Established in 1982 by Lorraine and Neil Ashmead, Elderton Wines is now run by the second generation - Cameron and Allister Ashmead. They are custodians of a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Barossa floor vineyard, with plantings dating back to 1894. At present, they have been listed multiple times among Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines and received numerous other prestigious accolades.
Learn About Barossa Valley
The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...
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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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