Original Wooden Case ; Lot of 6 Bottles - Standard - 750mlStarting bid HK$3,600.00
There was no 2003 produced, but the backward, primary 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Ashmead is loaded with potential. Its inky/ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of vanilla, barbecue smoke, roasted meats, creme de cassis, and new leather. This dense, rich, powerful effort requires 3-4 years of bottle age, and should last for 15-20 years. Imported by USA Wine West, San Rafael, CA;
Multiple layers of fruit and French oak; blackcurrant, spice, dark chocolate and mocha; serious wine.
Past vintages of Elderton wines have been heavily oaked, and this wine is no exception—plenty of cedary, vanilla-laden aromas burst from the glass. But they're well balanced by crisp cassis flavors that turn chocolaty on the finish, where they also pick up a hint of tobacco. Delicious now, but it should drink well until at least 2014.