Praise for Elderton Wines’s Barossa Shiraz from the Vancouver Sun:
Wine Spectator magazine describes Elderton as one of Australia’s modern classics. Certainly, the wines are considered as a benchmark in Australia’s most famous region for Shiraz – the Barossa Valley.
Elderton Wines is a small, family owned and operated winery. It shot to fame in 1993 after winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy, which is Australia’s highest award for Shiraz. A few years later the winery won the trophy for “World’s Best Shiraz” at the International Wine & Spirit competition in London.
One of the reasons for the success is the age of the vineyards. Some of the vines are over one hundred years old. This creates a wine of high intensity, with concentrated flavours and richness. The classic Shiraz notes of black cherry, raisin, vanilla and spice are present, and there is a long lingering finish.