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Elderton Friends Cabernet Sauvignon

Cracka Review

Colour: Very dark purple/black.

Nose: Blackcurrant, black forest cake.

Palate: Blackcurrant, plum, powdery tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Very dark purple/black.

Nose: Blackcurrant, black forest cake.

Palate: Blackcurrant, plum, powdery tannins.

expert reviews about

Elderton Friends Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
As a red to casually quaff at a barbecue, this is pretty damn good. It's curranty, fleshy and attractively dusty, the flow of flavour punctuated expertly by dry, savoury, moderate tannin. The folks at Elderton are masters at making red wines that you really want to drink, and this red ably demonstrates that. A whisper of oak lingers through the aftertaste: a nice finishing touch.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Generous ladles of blackcurrant fruit, but needs more time for the built-in tannins to soften, as they will.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
A big, rich wine offering a pleasant headful of ripe dark berry aromas and a lovely balance of berry, currant and toasty oak flavours.
Winestate 20082009
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Elderton's second label is always excellent value, some of the best buying out of the Batossa. Only problem is every time is see a bottle I start singing the 'Friends' theme song, which can be embarrassing in a crowded pub. More evidence that Barossa cab is to be ignored at your peril, this is a joy: all liqueur cherries, blackberries and soft tannins. It'll make your day, whether or not it's been your week, your month or even your year.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
It's slowly dawning on me that 2005 was a really good vintage for cabernet in the Barossa. Here's some affordable proof. 2005 RELEASE A fair amount of the grapes for this wine came from the Barossa Valley's soul mate, the Eden Valley (technically classified as part of the Barossa). Not sure whether it's the power of suggestion but this wine is bright and bouncy with curranty perfume, a red wine hallmark of the Eden Valley. There's also a super-attractive slide of medium-bodied, curranty, chocolaty flavour, and if that's not enough for you there's a bit of vanillin flavour too. Someone once said to me that vanilla is the taste of home; I sure wouldn't mind taking some of this wine home with me. DRINK 2008-2010.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; attractive supple mouthfeel, flooded with juicy cassis/blackcurrant/black cherry fruit, the oak balanced and integrated.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Attractive blackcurrant/cassis fruit does all the talking.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90

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