Thursday, June 5, 2008
Elderton 2004 Barossa "Ode to Lorraine" Cabernet Shiraz Merlot
Neale and Lorraine Ashmead created Elderton just over 25 years ago. When Neale died, Lorraine continued on and is now the matriarch guiding her two sons Cameron and Allister.
These two came up with the idea of this tribute to their mum and Allister told me she had no idea about it until it was unveiled at a trade function in New York. I suspect the tears flowed.
From my point of view this is top notch Barossa and a cabernet [57%] shiraz [27%] merlot [16%] blend that bonds together perfectly. It's intensely fruit dominant with tannins and wood providing underlying support and structure. Would easily fit in the $50+ range.
Our Price: $ 30 per bottle