Elderton 'Ode to Lorraine' Cabernet 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Blends »
A Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot blend was added to our portfolio. It was a belief that through blending only the best parcels of fruit from the Elderton vineyard, a truly wondrous and complete wine could be made that showed the highlights of the three grape varieties. The decision was made from the 2002 vintage onwards for it to be renamed (from CSM) in honour of the co founder of Elderton, Lorraine Ashmead. The winemaking team at Elderton believe this is truly the hidden gem in the Elderton portfolio of premium reds.
Deep ruby-red. Brooding cherry, mulberry and spiced plum aromas are complemented by an exotic fig jam quality. Midweight dark berry flavours become richer with air, picking up suggestions of smoky Indian spices and candied flowers. Leaves spicy red and dark berry preserve notes behind on the strikingly long, penetrating finish.