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Elderton Friends Barossa Valley Shiraz

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In typical Barossa style, the wine shows both power and refinement. The wine starts off seductively earthy but then turns to glorious crushed berries, chocolate and hints of plums and vanilla.

The small percentage of Mataro (also known as Mouvedre) is used to give the wine a silky taste and texture. The wine shows plenty of flesh and good concentration and drinks well today but can be cellared into the mid term.

Food - Ragu, BBQ sausages and steak, pizza or matured cheddar cheese.

Winemaker's Notes

In typical Barossa style, the wine shows both power and refinement. The wine starts off seductively earthy but then turns to glorious crushed berries, chocolate and hints of plums and vanilla.

The small percentage of Mataro (also known as Mouvedre) is used to give the wine a silky taste and texture. The wine shows plenty of flesh and good concentration and drinks well today but can be cellared into the mid term.

Food - Ragu, BBQ sausages and steak, pizza or matured cheddar cheese.

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Elderton Friends Barossa Valley Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Powerful spicy, herbal bouquet, followed by young stone-fruit flavours with plenty of oak and acid.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Lively, fresh light- to medium-bodied wine, with uncomplicated cherry flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Elderton is one of the hardest working wineries in the Barossa I reckon; they put their hand up for all sorts of things, in all sorts of admirable ways. Name your price, and they've got a wine to suit. 2005 RELEASE I'm tempted to call this a simple quaffer but it's better than that. It boasts an excellent burst of blueberried, blackberried flavour, and while it doesn't hold on long through the finish the ride is certainly enjoyable. It's getting harder and harder to find good Barossan reds for less than twenty bucks, but here we have one. DRINK 2008-2010.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Traditional Barossa style; softly sweet, warm and rich black fruits; mocha and vanilla; ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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