Andrew Guard

Adelaide Hills

Elderslie is the new wine project of Adam Wadewitz and Nicole Roberts (pictured above) I have known Nicole for many years as she was a stalwart of the Sydney wine trade in the late 90's and I met Adam more recently when we both were at the National Wine Show in Canberra. He was then working as the head winemaker for Best's Great Western and soon after moved across to Shaw and Smith in the Adelaide Hills to assume the same role. He has been behind some of contemporary Australia's leading wines.

When Nicole and Adam approached me to handle their wines in Sydney I jumped at it. These have everything I like in wine - expression, vibrancy, harmony, balance - it's all there and they are very much made in the non-interventionist manner as you will read below.

When skilled winemakers make wine with 'no adds' they display the liveliness and texture that sets the wines apart from the norm but without the faults that can occur from less skilled hands.

These wines are brilliant, Adam clearly has the touch, and these are lively, expressive and character filled wines that I feel are some of the most delicious wines being produced in Australia today!

Written by Andrew Guard — October 25, 2016