Price:  £11.95 | Case Rate: £11.33
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Elderton - E Series Shiraz Cabernet 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Grape: Shiraz Cabernet
  • Grape Percentage: Shiraz 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink now through 2014.
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 86 (2013) VS: 90 (2013) WS: 87 (2014) WE: 85 (2013) JH: 89 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Rich, dark purple . Plum, Cherry. Plum, Cherry, Cassis.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)86 pts

Feb 2014 - Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. A blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 ‘E’ Shiraz/Cabernet is redolent of ripe black fruits, mulberries and blackberries highlighted by licorice and chocolate notes and some Chinese Five Spice. Medium-bodied and crisp, it is structured by a mid-level of velvety tannins through the medium to long finish. Straightforward but very drinkable! Drink now to 2018+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)90 pts

Mar 2016 - Bright violet color. Fresh cherry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by black pepper, vanilla and allspice. Sweet and fleshy on the palate, offering plump, oak-spiced dark fruit flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. Finishes broad and spicy, with an echo of vanilla, soft tannins and very good cling. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Spectator (2014)87 pts

Jun 30, 2016 - Juicy and fruity up front, offering plenty of cherry and raspberry notes, with accents of licorice, violet and vanilla leading to the dense, spicy and robust finish. Drink now through 2026. –MW

Wine Enthusiast (2013)85 pts

The Cabernet accounts for just 10% of the blend, but presumably contributes the hints of dried marjoram that add interest to the vanilla and cassis aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied wine finishes dry, with softly dusty tannins. Ready to drink now. J.C. (6/1/2016)

James Halliday (2014)89 pts

Sourced from regions around SA. The flavours are honest and the delivery sound. It offers a mouthful of red and black berried flavour, licorice and vanilla notes helping to fill it out. It's a good value option.

Vinification Notes

Short stay in mainly old American puncheons.