Elderton

About Elderton

Elderton is an estate with a turbulent history, saved by the hardworking Lorraine and Neil Ashmead in the early 1980s. The 72 acres of vines that constituted the original Elderton holdings were planted in 1894 by early German settlers, before being purchased by the original Elderton, Samuel Elderton Tolley in 1916. 

 

An unenviable task to be sure, taming such an area of wild vines, but a remarkable turnaround saw the release of Elderton's first estate-bottled wine just two years after purchase. Remaining somewhat unknown and underappreciated for a number of years, the Ashmeads' passion project shot to international acclaim winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1993.

 

Now under the watchful eyes of brothers Allister and Cameron, the sons of Lorraine and Neil, their family estate which (confusingly!) bears a different name is thriving and expanding. 2010 saw the purchase of the stunning plot from which this exciting Shiraz is sourced - a parcel in the North-East section of the Greenock appellation. Planted in 1915, these ancient plants produce grapes of profound concentration which convey their terroir so transparently it is something to behold.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Elderton Command Shiraz 2000 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £508.07
2000

Elderton Command Shiraz 2000 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

Big and powerful, brimming with tarry, spicy black cherry, dark plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Rich and gooey like a warm flourless chocolate cake, yet it finds a plush balance that keeps it from veering off into heaviness. This has grace, harmony and refinement, without losing an ounce of power. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases imported. -HS
Delivery to Storage from 30 Oct 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 5 97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £508.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Elderton Command Shiraz 2000 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £410.00
2000

Elderton Command Shiraz 2000 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

Big and powerful, brimming with tarry, spicy black cherry, dark plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Rich and gooey like a warm flourless chocolate cake, yet it finds a plush balance that keeps it from veering off into heaviness. This has grace, harmony and refinement, without losing an ounce of power. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases imported. -HS
Delivery to Storage from 30 Oct 2021

South Australia 6x75cl 5 97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £410.00

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