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Elderton Command Vineyard Shiraz
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Elderton

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Elderton Command Shiraz has established an enviable reputation since the first vintage in 1984. It has aromas of blackberry, aniseed and spices that carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous.

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    drink 2012- 2035 winemaker's notes: "The 2004 Shiraz "Command" comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak puncheons (400 liter barrels). Opaque purple-colored, this Shiraz has fabulous aromatics of smoke, melted tar, licorice, espresso, game, and blueberry compote. Layered but tight, this full-bodied wine is thick, rich, and totally hedonistic. The finish lasts for 60 seconds. However, be warned. This monumental Shiraz needs 10-15 years to fully unfold. It will provide pleasure through 2035." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 98 Points critical acclaim: "Medium garnet in color, the 2004 Shiraz Command Elderton Estate is a little mute at this stage, revealing subtle to moderate aromas of leather, sandalwood and spice over warm blackberry plus some mocha. Full-bodied with medium-firm fine tannins, complex evolving flavors and a great line of acid, the finish is very long. Give it another year or 2 for the nose to emerge from this closed stage and drink it 2012 to 2022+." 96 Points The Wine Advocate

    over 3 years
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    Don't drink until 2015. This monumental Shiraz needs 10-15 years to fully unfold. Source Wine Advocate Issue 173 The 2004 Shiraz "Command" comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak puncheons (400 liter barrels). Opaque purple-colored, this Shiraz has fabulous aromatics of smoke, melted tar, licorice, espresso, game, and blueberry compote. Layered but tight, this full-bodied wine is thick, rich, and totally hedonistic. The finish lasts for 60 seconds. However, be warned. Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

    over 5 years
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    mint

    over 4 years
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