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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Elderton Ode To Lorraine 2006
Elderton Ode To Lorraine 2006
(search item no. 101194)
screw cap wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Good rains in spring 2005 and a cool December were replaced by a hot and dry summer. This brought vintage 2006 into gear relatively quickly with good fruit yield return, particularly from the Cabernet blocks. These favorable conditions, coupled with the use of open top concrete fermenters (chilled), hand pump-overs, cap submerging and barrel ferments, has made this a memorable wine for us. Expect vivid color, deep flavor profile and precise balance of acidity to place the Ode to Lorraine in good stead for future cellaring.
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About Elderton:

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.