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Elderton Command Shiraz 2018

A$125.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Elderton
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Varieties
Region/Country
Barossa Valley, Australia
Rating
96 points

Vintages

2018

Description

The Elderton Command Shiraz has established an enviable reputation since the first vintage in 1984. It is often regarded as one of Australia’s best and most highly acclaimed wines. Accolades have come from the world over for vintages such as the 1992, which was chosen by the influential wine critic Robert Parker in his U.S. magazine the Wine Advocate as one of the world’s Top 80 wines. The 1995 Command was awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator and placed in their Top 100 wines; the 2000 was awarded 97 points by the same magazine and placed 27 in their Top 100. The 1996 Command won the trophy for the Best Shiraz in the World at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition.

The second generation of the Ashmead family, and Elderton Co-Managing Directors, Allister, and Cameron, as the current custodians of a rare piece of Barossa Valley viticultural heritage, continue their parents’ aspirations and expectations to produce a great wine of the world. The Command is truly an expression of place and one which the family intends to preserve for generations to come.

Ratings

Score
96 points
Review

James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of Australia 2021

A great release of Command, this carries the bold and deeply flavorful style of the vintage effortlessly, a vintage that played into the natural style of this rich Barossa Valley Shiraz. There’s so much to love about this wine, from the rich blackberry, red-plum, and spice aromas and flavours to the silky, fine, and long tannins. Floats long on the smooth finish. 96 points, JamesSuckling.com

Score
96 points
Reviewer
Wine Advocate
Review

Take Ancestor Vines (planted in 1894), a great vintage, experienced winemaking, add 30 months of aging in American and French oak, and the result is the stunning 2018 Command Single Vineyard Shiraz. Boasting fabulous density and concentration, this full-bodied effort is still almost embryonic in its development, with tarry, mocha, yet lifted notes accenting intense blackberry fruit; a rich, supple yet structured mouthfeel, and a long, mouthwatering finish. Once it hits its stride in a few years, it should drink well for 20 years or more.

Specifications

Closure
Screw cap
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
14.6%
Cellar until
Now - 2045

Tasting Profile

Nose
Lifted red fruits and plummy depth with hints of spicy oak.
Palate
Rich and attractive spicy fresh ripe berries, supported by silky tannins that together provide a focused structure, and a powerful yet elegant finish flush with fruit to balance the tannins.

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