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Elderton High Altitude Shiraz

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The Elderton family are hard working, old fashioned types. They don't boast and brag about their many accolades, just let the wine do the talking for them. We love them here at Cracka for their honest to goodness Barossa characters that ooze from every pore. This is chock-a-block full of ripe blackberry fruit with peppery eucalyptus complexity - a bold but elegant Barossan.

Winemaker's Notes

This Shiraz shows cherries, red berries, plums and hints of eucalypt and licorice on the nose. The palate is rich and supple, finishing with medium weight tannins.

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Elderton High Altitude Shiraz

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The Wine Front (2012 Vintage) says
This is the wine formerly known as Elderton Eden Valley Shiraz. It’s now also labelled as Barossa. The one-way interchangeability of Eden Valley and Barossa is one of the unfortunate mysteries of Australian wine. Bright is the best word to describe this wine. Fresh is another. It has a boysenberried liveliness, a minty lift, a refreshing clip of acidity in the context of juicy, ripe fruit. It’s tidy and well-shaped and immensely easy to drink. I’m tempted to suggest tumblers as the most appropriate vessel, because it oozes that kind of pure drinkability.
90
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Bright purple-crimson, full and deep; the bouquet and medium-bodied palate are flooded with red and black cherry, poached plum and a farewell touch of licorice on the finish; there is ample structure to carry the high quality fruit. Great value.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
93
The Wine Front (2012 Vintage) says
Bright is the best word to describe this wine. Fresh is another. It has a boysenberry liveliness, a minty lift, a refreshing clip of acidity in the context of juicy, ripe fruit. It’s tidy and well-shaped and immensely easy to drink. I’m tempted to suggest tumblers as the most appropriate vessel, because it oozes that kind of pure drinkability.
The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson, 16.12.13
90
Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage) says
Spicy and savoury notes on the nose with a deeper earthy tarry character. There's plenty of oak to carry the deep dark plum and blackcurrant characters. Load of fruit with typical smoothness. Velvety palate floats to an effortless finish.
The West Australian March 2014
90

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