Elderton `Ashmead` Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead is a single vineyard selection aged for 18 months in new French 300-liter barrels (aka hogsheads). It offers up a superb bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, scorched earth, espresso, spice box, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. Opulent on the palate, it has gobs of succulent black fruit, well-concealed ripe tannins, impeccable balance, and a long finish. Cellar it for 5-7 years and drink it from 2014 to 2028. Like the Command block, which is an amazing resource to the Elderton Estate, the Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of excellent quality fruit. The vineyard was almost destroyed in 1997 to make way for higher yielding vines, however the family made the decision to promote the vineyard to a higher destiny – thus the Ashmead. Rating 95 - Drink: 2014 - 2028 Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (FEB/2009)

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead is a single vineyard selection aged for 18 months in new French 300-liter barrels (aka hogsheads). It offers up a superb bouquet of pain grille, pencil lead, scorched earth, espresso, spice box, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. Opulent on the palate, it has gobs of succulent black fruit, well-concealed ripe tannins, impeccable balance, and a long finish. Cellar it for 5-7 years and drink it from 2014 to 2028. Like the Command block, which is an amazing resource to the Elderton Estate, the Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of excellent quality fruit. The vineyard was almost destroyed in 1997 to make way for higher yielding vines, however the family made the decision to promote the vineyard to a higher destiny – thus the Ashmead. Rating 95 - Drink: 2014 - 2028 Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (FEB/2009)

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

Expert Reviews

An elegant, medium-bodied wine, with some regional dusty/earthy inputs adding to complexity; the French oak is well integrated with blackcurrant fruit and a clean finish. Rating 92 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (15/DEC/2008)

An elegant, medium-bodied wine, with some regional dusty/earthy inputs adding to complexity; the French oak is well integrated with blackcurrant fruit and a clean finish. Rating 92 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (15/DEC/2008)

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