Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ The Elderton Command Shiraz has established an enviable reputation since the first vintage in 1984. It is truly one of Australia’s best and most highly regarded Icon 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 of 2000 and the 1996 Command won the trophy for the best Shiraz in the world at the London International Wine and Spirit Competition, which Elderton’s principal - Lorraine Ashmead believes ratifies her plans, aspirations and expectations to produce a great wine of the world.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
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 Australia’s great classics. It should drink well for 15 years.
Rating 95+ Drink: 2005 - 2020 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (OCT/2005)
Medium-bodied; a mix of black fruits, vanilla, spice, sweet earth and chocolate; good overall mouthfeel and balance; fine, silky tannins; three years in oak polishes the wine. Rating 92 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2005)
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense purple with hints of ink.
Lifted bouquet with ripe mixed berry tones and a hint of cedar.
It shows spicy lifted oak, with loads of plums and berry fruits and huge soft tannins. The wine is rich and powerful, yet balanced throughout.
Cellar up to 15 years.