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Elderton Lorraine Cabernet Shiraz Merlot Blend 2021

Elderton Lorraine Cabernet Shiraz Merlot Blend 2021

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Barossa Valley, South Australia


Winemakers Comments

After a relatively easy-going few years, 2019 was a vintage to remind us that we are actually farmers at the whim of the weather. With average winter rains, budburst seemed normal. However a nasty frost hit at a crucial time for Shiraz, particularly in Nuriootpa, meaning the best part of growing tips were burnt off. Fortunately, there was some new growth to follow. Although less fruitful, this gave enough fruit to ripen and produce a very reduced volume of 2019 Ode to Lorraine. Cabernet Sauvignon goes through budburst later, so it missed this frost event, as did the Merlot, of which there is a tiny percentage in this wine. Owing to the warm and very dry ripening season, fruit flavours are intense and fermentation was managed carefully to ensure balanced tannin extraction. The Ode to Lorraine parcels are matured in new and seasoned French oak prior to blending for bottle. - Jules Ashmead and Brock Harrison

Style Rich and sophisticated
Colour Dark ruby
Aroma Spiced dark chocolate, plummy tones with hints of bay leaf
Palate Dark red fruits and cassis with brooding spice and a subtle chocolate note. Serious tannin profile owing to the vintage, with a boldness of fruit that lengthens the palate.
Maturation French puncheons, 15% new, for 24 months
Drink Drink now or cellar confidently for 15+ years
Alcohol/Volume 14.6%
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