Elderton 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead Vineyard, Barossa
This rich and supple Cabernet Sauvignon is all about smooth and sensuous Barossa Valley fruit and fine French oak. Coming from the best vineyards and meticulously hand-made, this wine is one of the flagship wines of the famous Elderton estate. Dark chocolate, black fruit and olives on the nose which follow on the rich and mouth coating palate. Somewhat hedonistic, this displays all the best qualities the Barossa Valley has to offer. It coats the palate in rich and elegant flavors like only the Aussies best can. The folks at a recent tasting were surprised at the rich suppleness of the wine and marveled at its relatively low price. Another bonus is that this wine is a perfect gift because it is very drinkable now, for those friends who are likely to pop the bottle as your giving it to them.