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Meet & Greet Wine tasting with Al Ashmead of Elderton

Schaumburg Binny's

Tasted June 10, 2011 by IWineAlot with 446 views

Introduction

I had a great time chatting with Al Ashmead about his wines and estate history. He had a great line-up of wines tonight.





Me and Al Ashmead

Flight 1 (4 notes)

Red
2006 Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Merlot Ode to Lorraine Australia, South Australia, Barossa
92 points
This was a suprisingly good wine. Much more feminine in style compared to the ashmead and command. Even with that said this wine does have great depth and power to go along with it's more elegant presentation. This wine had a nice red ruby coloring. Nice dark fruit on the nose along with some smoky spiciness as well.
Red
2007 Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead Single Vineyard Australia, South Australia, Barossa
93 points
Dark red color. Great nose on this wine. Huge super silky tannins on this very young aussie cab. Dark berries, chocolate and a little bell pepper. Great integration of oak. Super long finish on this.
Red
2004 Elderton Shiraz Single Vineyard Command Australia, South Australia, Barossa
94 points
Great red color, just slightly bricking a bit at the rim. Nose of coffee and mocha along with some spices. Super silky on the palate, still has obvious tannins in place. This wine hasn't aged much at all compared to the '06 I had along side it. On the palate I got anise, dark berriesand a mocha coffee flavors.
Red
2006 Elderton Shiraz Single Vineyard Command Australia, South Australia, Barossa
93 points
Nice super dark red coloring. This needed another 4 hours or more of decanting. This wine was super tight and tannic. Great dark fruit, coffee, anise, dusty dark chocolate and earthy undertones. Wait a few years before popping this one.
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