Characterised by great length and structure, it has all the usual creamy French oak wrapped around the core of fruit and massive tannins. Again, our little Emilys Paddock has turned out a beauty, with excellent cellaring potential. After 21 years of bearing a vintage ribbon around its neck, Elva is now putting that labour intensive effort into the vineyard instead. 15.0 percent alcohol/volume.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Deep colour. Liquorice/ black cherry aromas with some cedar/ graphite notes. Deep concentrated wine with black cherry/ liquorice flavours, firm dry chalky tannins and underlying new oak. Finishes firm and tight. Muscular wine but packed with fruit sweetness. 2012-2030. 89 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep crimson. Walnut, tobacco, black berry, sage aromas. Massively concentrated palate with paneforte, sage flavours and chunky tannins. Finishes gritty firm and overwhelmingly tannic with alcoholic kick. Still in parts but will the elements meld? 2018 -2030 - 87 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep crimson. Fresh dark cherry leathery, roasted chestnut aromas with herb garden, eucalypt notes. Well concentrated dark cherry, roasted nut, chocolaty flavours with some tobacco leaf, silage notes. Dense chocolaty palate with vigourous leafy tannins and pronounced acidity. Finishes like a fur ball. Plenty of presence. 15% Alc 91 points Now – 2028
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