Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer shiraz


Vintage 2021.   ABV. 13.9%

80% Greenock and 20% Nuriootpa. Vine age 38 – 78 years

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Elderton Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer shiraz

A savoury and textured expression of Barossa Valley Shiraz
Colour Vibrant red/black with purple hue
Aroma Spicy berry fruits with hints of game and toasty oak
Palate Juicy raspberries and musky stalky note with a persistent savoury line and a velvety tannin to finish layered with fruit power and oak
Cellaring Drink now or cellar confidently for 15+ years

Coming from two vineyards, both of which are quite unique in their environment. The Greenock portion was planted in 1980 and is a very different clone to other Shiraz in the area. It ripens earlier and retains a freshness, whilst developing an assertive tannin which balances the new
French oak it spends a year in post-fermentation. Our 1954 planted Shiraz in Nuriootpa brings an amazing
perfume of blueberry and cassis with a vibrant tannin structure. Post-fermentation, with an element of whole
bunch inclusion, these new wines are pressed to allow the last part of fermentation in oak, ensuring
integration. In turn the wine remains on lees for an extended time to soften tannins whilst building mid-palate texture.

95 points – Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review

A dark, purplish Barossa shiraz of real style. The nose has intense blackberry, cassis and spice aromas, with oak serving as a perfectly modulated background influence. It’s medium-bodied, ripe and intensely flavoured, with deliciously supple mid-palate fruit of excellent flow and length, supported by soft, ripe tannins. Lovely drinking now, but its inherent balance should also underpin some years of bottle age.