Elderton is one of the greatest estates in Australia, custodian of some of the finest vineyards and behind some of the best Aussie wines. Ashmead Cabernet is an iconic wine - ancient vines, tiny yields, meticulous winemaking.
Deep purple/ black colour. Sweetly perfumed aromas of blackberries and candied plum, vanilla and oaken spice. Concentrated and lush palate showing dense dark berry fruits and suave baking spice notes, seasoned by savouryness and herb. Ashmead boasts excellent precision, harmony and depth, incredible persistence as the wine lingers on an immeasurably long finish.
The hand harvested fruit was fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pumpovers and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French oak. The nose shows dark chocolate and black fruits and olives, with the palate continuing the theme, showing these typical Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon characters, giving weight and generosity to the wine. Ripe tannins add structure while being supple and mouth watering.