Barossa Valley producers Elderton certainly hit a rich vein of form with their 2006 reds; the estate shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot all earned high marks from me. This is the Ashmead family's reserve cabernet from the same vintage. It spent almost two years in French oak and was then given further time to mature in bottle. Blackcurrant and plum favours are most obvious on the palate of a stunning red that's notable for its plushness and richness. One for the cellar. $90.