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2000 Elderton Exclusive Estate Shiraz

ITEM 8248305 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8267889 1 $45 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Ripe, round and plump with plum and blackberry fruit, nicely polished on the finish to echo the flavors with a minimum of interference.

PRODUCER

Elderton

Elderton was founded in 1916 by Samuel Elderton Talley in the Barossa Valley. In 1979 it was purchased by Lorraine and Neil Ashmead and by 1982, after a period of non-production, wine was once again being made at the estate. The estate today remains owned and operated by Ashmead family, which makes numerous wines. The flagship wines, however, are the Cabernet Sauvignons and Shiraz, which win high ratings from critics.

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.