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Elderton Ode to Lorraine Cabernet Blend

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Elderton Ode to Lorraine Cabernet Blend

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Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Very consistent style of rich Barossa power showing a smooth texture and enough depth to the sweet fruit and length to the flavour to justify the price.
Rob Geddes MW
89
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Smooth and fine-gained, this gentle, reserved cabernet blend has a sweet, faintly herbal and spicy bouquet of small red and black berries, cedary oak and slightly weedy, floral undertones. Its initially bright presence of small red and black berry flavours does thin out somewhat, leaving some sappy, metallic edges around the finish of faintly edgy tannin and lingering licorice-like flavour.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
All components of this wine are in plain view; the spicy warm shiraz first; the slightly savoury merlot second and the structured and almost strict cabernet third; in time these components will amalgamate to form an impressive blend, supported by rich, toasty oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Some polished winemaking has helped fashion an elegant, smooth if shorter term cabernet blend with a lightly smoky bouquet of blackberry preserve, raspberries. plums and fresh chocolate/vanilla oak with undertones of lanolin, violets and tarry notes. It's forward and brightly lit, with juicy, if slightly baked flavours of berry fruits that thin out towards a more raisined and syrupy finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
88
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Very consistent style of rich Barossa power showing a smooth texture and enough depth to the sweet fruit and length to the flavour to justify the price.
Rob Geddes MW
89
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Lifted to some extent by its chocolatey oak, this earthy, leathery red presents a modest expression of plums and berries, but is essentially thin, short and lean, with rather a stewy finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
82
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Very consistent style of rich Barossa power showing a smooth texture and enough depth to the sweet fruit and length to the flavour to justify the price.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
86
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A soft red and black fruit bouquet, with Christmas cake spice on display; the palate is soft and fleshy on entry, with good texture, chewy tannin and oak providing length on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
We've found a lot of delicious wines this year, and this is among the best of them. It's warm and soft, and it fills your mouth with mocha-like, blackberried flavour, and as you swallow it your mouth feels as though it's just received a drenching from heaven. As a red to warm up your winter, everything is positive about this full-flavoured wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
94
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
With the distinct dark chocolate and berries of the Barossa, this oozes richness and offers a little tarry regional stamp. The cabernet ripened nicely in '05, rolled out with some shiraz and merlot, the oak's been swallowed deep and the wine is really knitted together. Finishes with plenty of vanillin and coconut oak character, caramel too.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Very consistent style of rich Barossa power showing a smooth texture and enough depth to the sweet fruit and length to the flavour to justify the price.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; distinct cedary/earthy notes run throughout a well-balanced but not particularly generous palate. Off bottle?
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Very consistent style of rich Barossa power showing a smooth texture and enough depth to the sweet fruit and length to the flavour to justify the price.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A powerful, earthy, savoury wine; has considerable length and intensity, finishing with lingering but ripe tannins. I'm far less convinced by the shocking lipstick-pink label.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93

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