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Elderton Shiraz 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
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14.5% ABV
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Winemaker 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

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JH 92
Australian Wine Companion
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
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.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
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Elderton

Elderton

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Elderton, Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
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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.

Barossa Valley

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Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers must be careful so that grapes do not become overripe.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Rhône blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro (Mourvèdre). White grapes can produce crisp, fresh wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon if they are planted at higher altitudes.

Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as 1860. Many of them are dry farmed and bush trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, purple juice.

Syrah/Shiraz

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Marked by unmistakable aromatics, a savory palate, and an elegant texture, Syrah is capable of producing fascinatingly complex and long-lived wines with a stunning purple hue. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah’s best examples are found in Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. It is also an important component of the GSM blends of the Southern Rhône and beyond, alongside Grenache and Mourvèdre. Both varietal Syrah and GSM blends are common in Australia and California and are gaining popularity in Washington State. In Australia, Syrah is known by the synonym Shiraz, which tends to indicate a bolder, fruit-driven style of wine, and is occasionally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon for added depth and structure.

In the Glass

At its best, Syrah shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper, smoke, and even bacon fat. Many examples from California aim to recreate this savory style, while others focus more on concentrated fruit flavors. In Australia, under the name Shiraz, it shines as that country’s unofficial signature red grape, producing deep, dark, intense, and often jammy reds.

Perfect Pairings

Cool-climate Syrah, with its peppery spices, is a natural match with flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb dishes, where the spice is more about flavor than heat. With Australian Shiraz, grown in warmer regions, heavy meat dishes with abundant protein and fat are a necessity to match the intensity of the wine.

Sommelier Secret

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” this synonym for Syrah has been adopted by winemakers throughout the world. If the label says “Shiraz,” you can typically expect a plush, fruity, and potent wine made in the Australian style. New World "Syrah" will generally more closely resemble the French style.

RWC286703_2009 Item# 115482