Elderton Helbig 1915 Shiraz 2018


This is from the Helbig vineyard that Elderton purchased in 2010. The vineyard is North East of Greenock and was planted by the Helbig family in 1915. This wine is thoroughly beautiful. It’s elegant, powerful and although it has high alcohol it is not hot or excessive. A slightly different winemaking approach has been taken with fermentation in 1500 litre French oak with the wine left on skins for 4 to 6 weeks.  The fruit is so supple and concentrated but with sublime suppleness and velvety feel, balanced by a thread of chalky tannin. Very small production but well worth checking out.