Elderton Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $24.99
Item No. 113669
  • ST91
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

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

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP87
  • 1999
  • RP90
  • ST88
  • 1998
  • WS90
  • 1997
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright purple. Intensely perfumed nose displays fresh blackberry, lavender, star anise and vanillin oak. Bright and fresh on entry, with lively acidity giving lift and spine to the black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes long and sappy, with lingering smokiness and excellent clarity."
91 Points

"The 2008 Shiraz Friends is dark ruby-colored with an expressive perfume of spice box, lavender, smoked meat, and blueberry. Smooth-textured, layered, and savory, this spicy, tasty effort has good grip, depth, and length. It, too, can be enjoyed over the next 8 years. "
90 Points

Learn About Elderton Map ItMap 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...

Read More About Barossa Valley

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...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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