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Elderton Shiraz Command Syrah Wine 2004
Parker 98 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.
Elderton Wines is a small, family-owned winery, situated in the heart of Australia’s Barossa Valley that has shot to world acclaim producing some of Australia’s most highly regarded shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. The second generation of the Ashmead family, brothers: Cameron and Allister now run the winery day to day and are passionate about producing wines that are balanced, varietally correct and classic in nature.
Full bodied, smooth oakiness,
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The 2001 Shiraz Command exhibits a slightly more roasted character than the 2002 as well as a hint of espresso in the nose, a touch more alcohol, and more elevated tannin. It also possesses tremendous concentration, intensity, and power, yet remains remarkably well-balanced and pure. This 3,000-case cuvee is one of South Australiarsquo;s great classics. It should drink well for 15 years.
Silky tannins and rich flavors add up to an arresting wine, a seductive Shiraz that oozes with rich cherry, plum, exotic spice and meat flavors that linger against grace notes of chocolate and espresso. Delicious stuff, and itrsquo;s built to last. Drink now through 2020.
The 1996 Command Shiraz is a bigger, fuller, more powerful offering. While its aromas and flavors are similar to the 1997, there is more to it. A muscular, powerful version of the 1997, it requires another 1ndash;2 years of cellaring, given its robust personality. Anticipated maturity: 2003ndash;2018.
The classic 2000 Command Shiraz (aged nearly three years in new oak) possesses an opaque purple color as well as aromas of melted licorice, new saddle leather, roasted meats, truffles, black currants, and blackberries. Full-bodied and chewy, with supple tannin and a blockbuster finish, it will drink well for 10ndash;12 years.
The 2004 Shiraz andldquo;Commandandrdquo; 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 10andndash;15 years to fully unfold. It will provide pleasure through 2035.
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. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Supple silky and appealing for its cherry pie cherry jam and dusky spice aromas and flavors showing enough transparency to hint at licorice and coffee around the edges. Lingers impressively on the polished harmonious finish. A lithe focused ageable red. Drink now through 2016. 600 cases imported. Wine Spectator.
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