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2004 Elderton Shiraz Command Barossa
5 Ratings
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5 Ratings
2004 Elderton Shiraz Command Barossa

Wine Details

Vineyard

Elderton

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red Wine

Wine Description

Shipping Information

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    bobfranssen

    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

    about 1 year
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    Doll

    soft and easy drinking

    over 4 years
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    jrhodge

    mint

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Dark purple. Bright red and dark berry scents display impressive focus and clarity, with subtle baking spice and vanilla notes adding complexity. Very fresh-in fact almost painfully young-with nervy raspberry and cherry flavors supported by silky tannins and a jolt of acidity on the back. This opened up a bit with air, but really should be cellared for at least another five years.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for Australia-South Australia-Adelaide-Barossa: 91 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now