Elderton `Ashmead` Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Being custodians of a special old Barossa vineyard brings us great satisfaction in recognising the virtues of each block of wonderful old vines.

Sourced from the oldest Cabernet vines on the estate, we offer you our first release mature Cabernet Sauvignon which has developed in French oak for between 2 - 3 years then rests and further matures in the bottle for around one year.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Being custodians of a special old Barossa vineyard brings us great satisfaction in recognising the virtues of each block of wonderful old vines.

Sourced from the oldest Cabernet vines on the estate, we offer you our first release mature Cabernet Sauvignon which has developed in French oak for between 2 - 3 years then rests and further matures in the bottle for around one year.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single vineyard, the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead (produced from 78-year old vines) is great stuff. Its saturated purple color is accompanied by scents of toasty new oak intermixed with black cherry liqueur, creme de cassis, creosote, and vanilla. This voluptuous, layered, opulent Cabernet is a full-throttle, Australian version of a French Pomerol. The finish lasts for 50+ seconds. Still primary/youthful, with tremendous upside potential, it can be drunk now, but should be even better in 4-5 years. It will last for 12-15 years, possibly longer.Rated 93 by Robert Parker Jr, Wine Advocate.(Aug 2005)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

This wine shows soft blackberry and cassis fruit flavours and whilst it is ready for your enjoyment now.

Cellaring Potential

It will mature in your cellar for a further 8 plus years.

Winemaking Notes

Being custodians of a special old Barossa vineyard brings us great satisfaction in recognising the virtues of each block of wonderful old vines.

Sourced from the oldest Cabernet vines on the estate, we offer you our first release mature Cabernet Sauvignon which has developed in French oak for between 2 - 3 years then rests and further matures in the bottle for around one year.

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