2008 Elderton Ode to Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JH 95
  • IWC 92
  • WF 92
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2008 Elderton Ode to Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot

JH 95
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2010
All components of this wine are in plain view; the spicy warm shiraz first; the slightly savoury Merlot second and the structured and almost strict Cabernet third; in time these components will amalgamate to form an... All components of this wine are in plain view; the spicy warm shiraz first; the slightly savoury Merlot second and the structured and almost strict Cabernet third; in time these components will amalgamate to form an impressive blend supported by rich toasty oak. -James Halliday
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2010
(55% cabernet sauvignon 37% shiraz and 8% merlot) Opaque ruby. Primary pungent aromas of dark berry skin cherry-cola and violet with subtle smoke and Indian spice notes adding complexity. Broad rich seductively sweet... (55% cabernet sauvignon 37% shiraz and 8% merlot) Opaque ruby. Primary pungent aromas of dark berry skin cherry-cola and violet with subtle smoke and Indian spice notes adding complexity. Broad rich seductively sweet blackberry and cassis flavors pack an impressive punch with juicy acidity providing shape. Smoothly balances ripeness against vibrancy finishing with outstanding clarity and spicy persistence.
WF 92
Wine Front - Wine Front, June 2010
On opening some meaty toasty notes with a little greenness noted that slid off once it took some air - not to be seen (or noticed) again. Chocolate boysenberry and aniseed flavours mixed with some Barossa coal and savoury... On opening some meaty toasty notes with a little greenness noted that slid off once it took some air - not to be seen (or noticed) again. Chocolate boysenberry and aniseed flavours mixed with some Barossa coal and savoury toast and coffee oak. It's a lighter style and quite fresh considering the region and the vintage. Has an easy going sort of charm - doesn't try too hard. Drinks well. --Gary Walsh
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
Only made in select years (2007 and 2003 thus far) Ode to Lorraine is a wine made in homage to Al and Cameron's mum who remains the "uberboss" of the operation. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Shiraz and 8% Merlot... Only made in select years (2007 and 2003 thus far) Ode to Lorraine is a wine made in homage to Al and Cameron's mum who remains the "uberboss" of the operation. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Shiraz and 8% Merlot the 2008 Ode to Lorraine spent 18 months in new and seasoned French and American hogsheads. Deep garnet-purple colored it gives intense blueberry black currant and spice box aromas with hints of prunes licorice and some earth. Rich and full-bodied with medium to firm grainy tannins and plenty of enlivening acid it finishes long with layers of mulberry and spice flavors. Approachable now it should soften more in a year or so and drink best from 2012 to 2020+. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown