Shiraz Barossa Valley Elderton 2004

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The 2004 Shiraz �Command� comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak. Opaque purp...

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This stunning wine is very close to perfection. At uncorking, the nose opens to a gorgeous aromatic medley of wild game, coffee, tar, and floral w... Read more

The current release, 2003, is an excellent wine, but this vintage kicks it up a notch. It's brighter, fresher and more vibrant than its amply endow... Read more

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... Read more

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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5.00 5
02/20/2011

This stunning wine is very close to perfection. At uncorking, the nose opens to a gorgeous aromatic medley of wild game, coffee, tar, and floral wafts around the edges. The palate is a lush, densely layered symphony of cherry, with undertones of cobbler and jam, surrounded by gentle spices, along with licorice and vanilla. An opulent finish lingers, front to back, as bursts of concentrated flavors intermingle and dance. At one hour, a new zing appears at the back, adding a fresh dimension to the finish. From salivation around the middle of the tongue to a structured dryness that penetrates the mouth walls, the wine becomes a concert hall instead of a recording studio. At four hours, a whole new symphony of fruit and spice explodes. Amazing.


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External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

The current release, 2003, is an excellent wine, but this vintage kicks it up a notch. It's brighter, fresher and more vibrant than its amply endowed precursor, bursting with peppery raspberries. Creamy and rich, yet wonderfully balanced, and while you could drink it now, it will also cellar well for 10-plus years.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

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.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

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 1-2 years of cellaring, given its robust personality. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

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 10-12 years.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

Big and powerful, brimming with tarry, spicy black cherry, dark plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Rich and gooey like a warm flourless chocolate cake, yet it finds a plush balance that keeps it from veering off into heaviness. This has grace, harmony and refinement, without losing an ounce of power. Drink now through 2025.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

The 1994 Command Shiraz is slightly higher in alcohol (14.5% as opposed to the 1995's 14%). It possesses the same characteristics - massive fruit extraction, tons of new American oak, low acidity, and layers of chewy, glycerin-imbued, concentrated fruit. It should drink well for another decade. I suspect both wines will become more civilized and less exuberant with bottle age.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
09/02/2011

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Shiraz �Command� comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak. 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. 98 points INSIDER SCOOP: Never before have we have we been able to offer you so many points for so few bucks. Elderton �Command� Shiraz, 2004 is a �must have� because: � HALF PRICE: At $98/bottle this wine costs less than 1/2 the normal entry fee for a 98 point wine: $192/bottle (R. Parker) and $214/bottle (Wine Spectator). � AGE WORTHY: Elderton recognized by both the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker as Australia�s most age-worthy Shiraz, ahead of Penfolds' Grange. See Wine Spectator 10/15/08 article below. � TASTY: After sampling last week, we can testify that it�s insanely tasty, reminding us of the best of Mollydooker + Torbreck! This offer is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

The 2004 Shiraz �Command� comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak. 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. 98 points INSIDER SCOOP: Never before have we have we been able to offer you so many points for so few bucks. Elderton �Command� Shiraz, 2004 is a �must have� because: � HALF PRICE: At $98/bottle this wine costs less than 1/2 the normal entry fee for a 98 point wine: $192/bottle (R. Parker) and $214/bottle (Wine Spectator). � AGE WORTHY: Elderton recognized by both the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker as Australia�s most age-worthy Shiraz, ahead of Penfolds' Grange. See Wine Spectator 10/15/08 article below. � TASTY: After sampling last week, we can testify that it�s insanely tasty, reminding us of the best of Mollydooker + Torbreck! This offer is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

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