Friday, 15 November 2013

Elderton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet can be a difficult variety to get right. It generally needs cooler nights with milder days to show its true colours but it can handle some heat before it turns to jam.


Elderton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


Regional yes and varietal as well with blackcurrant pastilles mixed with wild nettles and cedar.  The wine is full bodied and balances with a nice easy acidity on the back end. While the wine doesn’t possess the savoury aspects that come from Coonawarra or Margaret River it does possess the lovely coco powder and liquorice notes that Barossa is so good at showing. This will keep for 10 easy but it drinks so well now I wouldn’t bother cellaring it. The tannins are silky and non-invasive but they do provide the wine with drive along the palate.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Price: $25

Rated: 90

Drink: Now – 2023
Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

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