The 2014 Ashamed is sourced from the oldest Cabernet vines on the estate, believed to be planted in the 1940s. It was aged 22 months in French oak, prior to an additional year in bottle. It opens to inviting aromatics of cherries, boysenberries and red currants which are woven together with spices, pepper, florals, tobacco ash and hints of tea leaf. On the palate this is medium to full-bodied with wonderful poise and a lovely fresh character. Gorgeous underlying acidity beautifuly frames the sweet red fruits and peppery spice flavors, which persist through the suave finish. While this is simply delightful now, it should also continue to evolve beautifully over the next decade and beyond. A wonderful job from the entire team at Elderton, in what was a challanging growing season in the Barossa Valley.