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1 - 12 of 13 Wines By Elderton
Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon
Barossa
Available in cases of 6
The first and final word in world class Barossa Cabernet, aged in a luxurious selection of completely new French oak hogsheads. The Ashmead block is so low yielding that it was almost gutted and re established to more productive plantings. The vines suffer from the notorious Dead Arm disease but yields an extraordinary quality of fruit. Fortunately for the world of wine, Ashmead was retained as an Australian Grand Cru Classe. Elderton are not unfamiliar with ultra Cabernet, having claimed significant trophies including the 1993 Jimmy Watson.
$9499each
$1139DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of peerless quality fruit. Traditionally this elite parcel has been blended into the estate range, but in 1998 Lorraine Ashmead was inspired by its excellence to release it under the family name. An unknown clone of Cabernet Sauvignon but most likely G9V3, planted by Samuel Tolley in 1944, is grown to deep alluvial silts over red brown limestone soils. Yields at this precious vineyard are a meagre one to two tonnes per hectare. Grapes are hand picked and teated to a chilled vinification in open top concrete fermenters, before transfer to exclusively new French oak puncheons and hogsheads for completion, malolactic and twenty two months maturation.
 
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.
Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Elderton Cabernet was winner of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1993, the following years it claimed back to back Gold and Trophy at the Barossa Wine Show. The 1994 vintage gave Elderton its first international Gold medal in London, an unbroken tradition of remarkable vintages have embossed the Elderton Estate name as a national champion, being chosen by Qantas for service in first class. The superior quality of fruit grown to Elderton's fifty year old estate Cabernet vines, yield a wine of intensity, opulence and grace.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Elderton sits atop very old, deep alluvial soils over limestone, the majority of Cabernet vines which contribute grapes are over fifty years of age, the oldest established in 1949. Harvested throughout the cool of night, Cabernet clones 1654, BVRC12 and BVRC30 are crushed into open concrete fermenters and treated to a cold soak. Heading down boards are employed after two days to keep the cap submerged and allow better control of fermentation rate, constant pumpovers percolate oxygen through the skins. Batches are pressed into a selection of seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons for completion of malolactic and a series of rackings over twenty two months before assemblage.
 
Deep purple colour. Blackberries and cassis, beetroot and mint with a touch of cedar on the bouquet. Full bodied palate exhibiting plum and back fruits, classic Barossa varietal characters of cassis, black olives and mint. Medium bodied, a rich, classy palate, for a fully integrated Cabernet wine showing unobtrusive oak and polished tannins.
Elderton Command Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cases of 6
Excellent Langtons Classification. Winner of Australia's most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for vintage 1992, Elderton are one of the nation's great icon winemakers. Elderton's matriarch and principal, Lorraine Ashmead, is the driving force behind one of our nation's most eminent luxury brands and one of the world's great wines. Command Shiraz has established an enviable reputation since the first vintage in 1984, establishing a peerless reputation internationally as a stately new world Shiraz.
$10999each
$1319DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
A pure, single vineyard wine, from an unknown clone of Shiraz, picked off ancient vines, still growing on the original own roots, planted circa 1894, auspiciously classified as a centenarian block by Barossa Old Vine Charter. Following the initial budburst of a good spring, ample subsoil moisture allowed the old vines to flourish throughout the warm, dry summer. A cool February delaying ripening until late March, encouraging more blueberry and mulberry characters than is normal for Command Shiraz, very soft, pliable tannins adding structure and finesse. The finished wine was treated to an extravagant three years maturation in a mix of completely new American and French oak barrels.
 
Very dark purple with bright magenta hues. A radiant bouquet exhibiting a symbiosis of perfumes, savoury elements complexed by virile berry fruit and vanilla/cashew oak derived influences. An extensive, well layered palate of extraordinary elegance and generosity, capsicum notes and eastern spice, blackberry and fragrant blue fruit flavours, framed by sweet cedar oak and bound by a structure of finely tuned tannins, a Shiraz of immeasurable length and largesse.
Elderton Command Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM
Barossa
Excellent Langtons Classification. Elderton Command has established an enviable reputation, truly one of Australia's most esteemed flagship wines. Accolades are sent from every corner of the globe with every annual release. Vintage 1992 was selected by Robert Parker as one of the world's top wines. The 1995 Command was awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator and placed in their TOP 1OO, vintage 2000 was awarded 97 points and also made the TOP 1OO. Vintage 1996 claimed Trophy for Best Shiraz in the World at the prestigious London International.
$27990each
$335792/DOZ
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One of the new world's great first growths, Command's grapes are grown to a choice block, from vines planted in the early 1900s. Growing on rich river silt soils and red brown earth over limestone, blessed by a Mediterranean climate, with cropping levels maintained to less than four tonnes per hectare. The strength and resilience of these vines shines effortlessly in the quality of what is in the bottle. Grapes are hand picked, chilled and vinified in open top concrete fermenters, treated to hand pump overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days, followed by transfer to oak for completion of ferments, malolactic and thirty months in exclusively new French and American oak puncheons.
 
Very dark purple with bright magenta hues. Showing lovely seductive chocolate, violet and delicious oak characters. Big, ripe and powerful, but ultimately soft and seductive, blackberry meaty dark chocolate fruit, pronounced tannin structure and integrated oak, velvety texture and rich plum, dark chocolate and pepper flavours that echo beautifully as the finish sails on and on.
Elderton Command Shiraz 375ml
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Langtons Excellent Classification. From ancient vines planted in the 1890s, Elderton Command has established an enviable reputation since inaugural vintage, one of Australia's most eminent icon wines. Accolades have come from the world over, the 1992 was rated by Robert Parker as one of the world's top eighty wines. Vintage 1996 claimed Trophy for best Shiraz in the world at the prestigious London International Wine and Spirit Competition.
$5099each
$611DOZEN
EACH
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Command Shiraz is an expression of place, grapes are hand picked off a single elite block of old vines on the Elderton property. Grown to rich river silt soils and red brown earth over limestone, under a balmy Mediterranean climate, closely cropped to less than four tonnes per hectare. Fruit is treated to a regimen of header down boards in traditional open fermenters for several days. Long term maturation, almost three years, begins in a selection of completely new American and French oak puncheons, followed by transfer into older oak barrels after a year and twelve months bottle age prior to release, an exceptional old vines Shiraz that will continue to engage wine entusiasts for generations to come.
 
Very dark purple with bright magenta hues. A powerful bouquet showing lovely seductive chocolate, violet liqueur and delicious oak characters. Big, ripe and powerful palate, ultimately seductive, offering velvety textures in support of rich plum, dark cherry chocolate, bramble and coffee/ pepper flavours that echo beautifully as the finish sails on and on.
Elderton Estate Eden Valley Riesling
Eden Valley
Available by the dozen
After many years of dedication to formulating superb Eden Valley Riesling, Elderton have again achieved an excellent expression of the genre, paradoxically the most underrated style of wine in Australia. Small harvests of fruit which show wonderful primary, zesty characters and delicate acid structures are the foundation. An enviable pedigree and enduring classic, having established itself as one of Australia's most consummate renditions of the style after claiming a hotly contested trophy at the prestigious International Riesling Challenge.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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The Eden Valley is cool and wet, soils tend to be skeletal and minerally, a major determinant to growing Riesling. Care is taken in every step of the vine cycle, hand pruning, careful selection of picking time and many hours of nurturing throughout the year all contribute to the wonderful results found in the bottle. Grapes are predominantly sourced from the Storton Vineyard, located just outside the township of Eden Valley. Quick separation of the juice from the skins gives the purest juice possible. A long cool ferment and prompt separation from the yeast lees has given a truly vibrant Riesling of classical style. Bottled very early to capture all the fresh citrus/lime characters and to hold the crisp finish.
 
Pale straw hues. A bouquet of citrus, passionfruit and lavender. A profuse palate of limes and mineral on a precise acid line. Tight, dry and zingy, spectrums of bright citrus florals with green pear and quartz. Palate is creamy and textural, showing classical, stylish refinement in the middle, balancing as it closes on a dry, refined finish. A wonderful aperitif, the wine of choice alongside tempura battered flathead fillets.
Elderton Estate Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Elderton are a baronial Barossa estate of historical significance. The first vines were planted in 1904 by Samuel Elderton Tolley, with a view to supplying local brands. Elderton's wineworks were originally built and operated as a cannery before being converted by the Penfolds company into a functioning winemaking and storage facility. A third each of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, sourced off the old Helbig Vineyard, from some of the younger Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre estate vines, up to forty years of age.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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The Helbig property at Greenock in the west of Barossa Valley was acquired by Elderton in 2010 and is a great addition to the portfolio, yields are very low, to ensure younger vines remain healthy and produce a superior harvest that belies their age. Shiraz is typically the first to ripen, sent for a course of open top vinification before components of the later ripening Grenache and Mourvedre are treated to a traditional co fermentation. Batches are transferred to a selection of seasoned French oak puncheons for fifteen months maturation.
 
Bright scarlet colour. Pepper, blue fruits, anise and violet nose. Bright, elegant, textural palate, layered with black pepper and fruits, structured with richness, Mourvedre contributes earthiness and liquorice notes, Grenache brings roundness, tradewinds, blue fruits and spice.
Elderton Estate Merlot
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Elderton made use of a secret ingredient across their stately range of award winning wines for many years, they originally called on small amounts of estate grown Merlot as an essential component. Eventually the quality of Merlot itself became so exceptional that the decision was made to bottle it as a pure wine. Elderton has now been recognised as one of the finest and most consistent examples of the varietal in Australia, manifesting just how gracious a Barossa Merlot can be, a wine of controlled power, polish and identity, sublime harmony and superb length.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Elderton has only two small blocks of Merlot, situated towards the back of the vineyard on the highest point where the soils are much sandier and free draining than those which are closer to the river bed. Flourishing under favourable climes, the grapes achieve heightened levels of natural sugar, leading to a significant ripening of intense flavours. Harvested throughout the cool of night, grapes are crushed and inoculated to choice yeasts, vinified over the course of several days and pumped over twice daily for maximum extraction. The finished wine is treated to an extended maturation in a selection of mainly French oak puncheons.
 
Dark ruby red colour. Aromas of ripe berry and chocolate, plum spice and earthy notes, caramel and savoury toasty oak. Medium to full bodied palate, plum and cherry spice, cedar and black fruits over a lovely silken texture, Elderton shows gorgeous balance between sweet chocolatey fruit and earthy spicy tannins. A treat with grilled lamb, couscous and jus de viande.
Elderton Estate Shiraz
Barossa
Available by the dozen
From blocks of old, estate grown Shiraz vines planted to the banks of North Para River at Nuriootpa. Elderton was transformed from a vineyard supplying quality fruit to other wineries into an internationally renowned estate, having won much acclaim for Shiraz. There are twelve blocks of Shiraz at Elderton, some as old as a hundred years, planted to deep alluvial soils over limestone. Combined with a Mediterranean climate and minimal supplemented irrigation, this creates what savant Robert Parker describes as the perfect Shiraz vineyard.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Samuel Elderton Tolley established the Elderton vineyards in the early 1900s. Under the stewardship of the Ashmead family, the vines are now source of world class Shiraz wines. Grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night, at an optimum ripeness and maturity between 14 and 15 baume. This allows a quick delivery to the winery for crushing before any spoilage can occur. Grapes are crushed, inoculated to a choice strain of yeast and vinified in concrete open top fermenters at 20C to 28C for several days, mostly headed down under oak boards. The finished wine is matured two years in a selection of seasoned 500 litres American oak puncheons.
 
A rich and vibrant dark purple colour. Pronounced nose of chocolate and vanilla, plums and toasty, cedar oak. An engaging palate showing exceptional length with amazing purity of fruit, offering generous helpings of of plum, chocolate, and blackberry flavours with a meaty edge, and a fleshy rounded mouth feel, followed by fine, lingering and integrated tannins. A perfect match to richly flavoured meats, game, and mature cheddars.
Elderton Fifteen Shiraz
Barossa
From an invaluable parcel of vine at Greenock, planted by the Helbig family in 1915. Hand picked grapes are gently crushed into two large 1500 litres barrels, sealed for six weeks of maceration and fermentation on skins, followed by a press to a luxurious selection of finely coopered French oak for two years maturation. A stunning wine in true, old vine Barossa blockbuster styling, densely figured with black and blueberries, cinnamon and clove spice, its voluptuous, opulent palate unravelling layers of complexity and splendour as it lingers on a finish of immeasurable length.
$29999each
$3597DOZEN
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Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
Neil and Lorraine Ashmead were Barossa road warriors, travelling between tastings and competitions in a car loaded with Elderton, on a never ending journey to promote the virtues of good Barossa wine. A compilation of elite estate parcels up to eighty years of age, picked off superior sites at Nuriootpa and Greenock, treated to old fashioned open ferments and fifteen months of age on gross lees in the luxury of new 300 litres French oak puncheons. Shiraz of exuberace, evolving in the glass as it breathes, articulating meaty savouryness juicy black jube fruits.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
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Elderton Ode To Lorraine
Barossa
Available by the dozen
The hidden gem in the Elderton portfolio, a perennial favourite on the national wine show circuit. It was postulated that by assembling the finest components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz which Elderton could produce, a truly wonderful wine would be created. This is Ode to Lorraine, a rigorous selection is conducted each year to isolate the best barrels, much of which are earmarked for the estate flagships. An exceptionally well rounded claret style, born out of extensive sessions around the tasting bench.
$4699each
$563DOZEN
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot are harvested off old or very old vines, some were established in 1914, rooted into deep alluvial soils, harvested at optimum maturity throughout the cool of night, to a schedule determined by vineyard sampling. Following the crush, vinification is carried out in a collection of old concrete open top fermenters for approximately a week, followed by transfer to a combination of seasoned and new French oak puncheons for two years maturation. Each parcel is kept separate until the final assemblage, whereupon the Elderton team adjust the proportion of components to determine the final Ode to Lorraine.
 
A very rich dark purple. Elegant aromas of chocolate, berries and licorice are well wrapped in lovely toasty oak. Full bodied with velvety, ripe, refined tannins before a long rich finish. Already exhibiting amazing harmony, power and grace, Ode to Lorraine is fashioned to achieve a velvety silkiness and elegance across the whole flavour profile. A brooding wine with dark flavours framed by refined tannins, finishing long and balanced with a presence of ample, ripe fruit.
1 - 12 of 13 Wines By Elderton
Based in the heart of Australia's Barossa Valley and boasting vineyards over a century old, Elderton is a producer of some of the world's great wines

Winner of Australia's most coveted wine award the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy (1993) and the prestigious London International Wine & Spirit Competition's World's Best Shiraz Trophy (2000), Elderton remains proudly owned by the Ashmead family. The Elderton Vineyard is located on the banks of the North Para River, which is on the southern edge of the township of Nuriootpa. The Barossa Valley's climate is classified as Mediterranean, which amounts to warm summers (average temperature in January is 25°C to 35°C) and cool wet winters with an annual rainfall of 550 mm. The vineyard was planted in 1904 by Samuel Elderton Tolley, with a view to supplying Barossa wineries with premium fruit. After a period of neglect, the Ashmead family purchased the vineyard in 1979 and went about restoring it to its former glory. Modern viticulture practices were employed and the vineyard began to flourish.

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The inaugural 1982 vintage is now considered a collector's item. The first Command Shiraz followed suit in 1984 making it one of Australia's oldest blockbuster wines. Elderton went on to be distinguished by Australia's most coveted wine award the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy (1993) and the prestigious London International Wine & Spirit Competition's World's Best Shiraz Trophy (2000). In 2003 Elderton finished building its own winery in Nuriootpa, formerly a Penfolds site. Elderton was now able to grow, produce and bottle wines all on the family estate. This means a greater to attention to detail.

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The vineyard now comprises 70 acres with the principle varieties being Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The majority of the vineyard is between 40 and 100 years in age. This age, combined with minimal irrigation, produces rich, concentrated fruit for exhibiting classic varietal characters. The majority of the vineyard is planted east to west, allowing the breezes from the Barossa ranges to flow through the rows rather than across them. These breezes assist with canopy management.

The real strength behind the Elderton success is the ancient 72 acre Barossa Floor Vineyard, which produces fruit of the highest quality year in year out. Each block on the property is cherished but the two standouts are the 104-year-old Command Shiraz block and the 64-year-old Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon block. Some of the older blocks on the vineyard are planted with unknown clones, however, all plantings since 1949 are Shiraz 1654, BVRC12 or BVRC30, with the Cabernet Sauvignon being G9V3 or LC10. The trellising used throughout the vineyard for recent plantings is simply a double wire vertical with single wire trellising used on earlier plantings.

Following fast on the heels of the estate's world renown reputation for red wines, Elderton is gaining a reputation for white wines. The white grapes are mostly all picked in the cool of the night to ensure that they come into the winery at the right temperature. They are crushed at this temperature, where some whole bunch pressing is also done and only the free run juice is used, which in most instances is fermented at cool fermentation (14–16°C) levels.

The red grapes are also picked in the cool of the night, much of the old vine stock is hand picked to ensure the longevity of the vines and integrity of the fruit. They are crushed and fermented in open concrete, static stainless steel fermenters, or limited amounts of barrel fermentation. These ferments are temperature controlled (normally 20–24˚C) before they are fermented to dryness. The wines are then pressed off in the air bag presses releasing most of the colour and complex tannin structures before being blended back into the total blend. The wines are then pumped over to temperature controlled maturation cellars and carefully monitored before further blending and bottling. The best French and American oak and all barrels are benchmarked annually by the winemaking team and the respective coopers to ensure that the oak complements the wines fully.

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Stainless steel crushers, centrifuge, air bag presses and temperature controlled stainless steel static fermenters complement the already existing 60 year concrete open fermenters that help shape the wines of distinction. The site also now has a modern lab with a full time lab manager assessing where the wines are at any stage of the process. In 2006, Elderton gained organic certification as a wine processor from the Australian Certified Organic organisation, the first step in the process of working towards a changeover to biodynamic farming techniques.

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