Thursday, April 22, 2010

Barossa & Elderton Wines - Part of SA's Food & Wine Playground

In a Syndey Morning Herald article written by food, travel and wine critique - Winsor Dobbin - Elderton Wines has been included in the list of Barossa wineries that makes SA a key tourism hub.

Check it out here: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-feature/uncover-a-fine-state-of-fares-20100422-tb6t.html

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Elderton 2008 Sparkling Shiraz Review - Max Crus

"Another funky bottle that doesn't fit in the fridge, thus is obviously not designed for cellaring. Drink now then." 8.7/10

Max Crus, Grape Expectations. http://www.maxcrus.com.au/

Gourmet Traveller WINE rates 2006 Command Shiraz 5 Stars, 94 Points and Top 100 New Releases!

Review by Huon Hooke:

2006 Command Shiraz - 5 Stars, 94 points, Top 100 New Releases

"This is a lovely wine and not at all over-the-top. Savoury developing bouquet with lots of earthy, mocha, fruitcake and toasted-nut complexity, still with good primary fruit. The palate has a skilled balance of fruit sweetness and savouryness, with fine-grained tannins."

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Command Higest Rated Aussie Red In 6 Months - Gord Stimmell

Gord Stimmel, wine critic for thestar.com, has bestowed the 2005 Command Shiraz as his 'highest rated Aussie red in 6 months'.

'with monster coconut, mint, chocolate, tar, and blackberry prowess, layered with complexity and a rich texture of great silkiness. The Ashmead family sculpts this amazing red from syrah vines planted around 1904. Surprisingly, there’s still lots on shelves, no doubt due to the price. But it is absolutely world class in a glass.'

Check out the full article on luxury wines here:

http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/luxuryguide/article/790131--a-vintage-bottle-of-wine-worth-its-weight-in-gold

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tyson Stelzer on the Neil Ashmead GTS Grand Tourer Shiraz

"This is like an original 1970 GTS Monaro - it's pure, authentic, classy and in no way souped-up. The octane level is well controlled, leaving plenty of space on the road for its blueberry, plum and exotic spice flavours. Over-extracted muscle machines, move aside - this is the real thing."

Tyson Stelzer, Barossa Living
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