Elderton 2012 Greenock One Shiraz: Tasting Note

Elderton greenock-oneThe newish Elderton vineyard located in the Barossa Valley’s western side of Greenock was purchased in 2010. It makes a great contribution to the existing Barossa vineyards, and has established vines from ranging 20 – 35 years of age. Within the Greenock range there is the Shiraz “Greenock One”, a GSM “Greenock Two”, and interestingly the “Western Ridge” composed of Grenache and Carignan.

The Elderton Greenock One Shiraz is a sensational value modern style of Barossa Shiraz. On the nose there is fresh red berries, dark plums, subtle cedary oak in the background. Hints of earth and roasted meats.

On the palate its fresh and lively – medium to full bodied. Dark boysenberry and dark plum. Sweet spices (cinnamon, vanilla, star anise), charred meats, with a soy edge. Alluring. Easily matched with charred lamb with a touch of fat, and a tomato relish.

Alcohol: 14.5%
RRP: $28
Region: Barossa
Source: Provided by producer

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