Elderton `Command ` Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★

Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

Rich and Generous, the wine has wondrous dark chocolate, plums and black pepper flavours that persist through to a fleshy finish. It is held together beautifully with refinement and amazing focus.

Elderton `Command ` Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Lot No: 0025-2446332

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Langton’s Classified: ExcellentTop Vintage

Rich and Generous, the wine has wondrous dark chocolate, plums and black pepper flavours that persist through to a fleshy finish. It is held together beautifully with refinement and amazing focus. (232125-36)

$54.84
per Bottle

$329
per package

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★

Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

Rich and Generous, the wine has wondrous dark chocolate, plums and black pepper flavours that persist through to a fleshy finish. It is held together beautifully with refinement and amazing focus.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"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." 98 Points, Drink 2017-2035. Jay Miller - Wine Advocate #173, October 2007.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very dark purple with bright magenta hues.

Aroma

Shows lashings of chocolate, violet and delicious cedar / vanillin oak characters.

Palate

Rich and Generous, the wine has wondrous dark chocolate, plums and black pepper flavours that persist through to a fleshy finish. It is held together beautifully with refinement and amazing focus.

Winemaking

Use of open fermenters, with header down boards, for typically 5-6 days. Long term maturation (almost 3 years, starting off in new American & new French oak puncheons and then transferred into older oak after about one year) and 12 months bottle age prior to release, make this quality wine complex and balanced with long term cellaring potential.

Viticulture

The Elderton Command Shiraz grapes are grown on a selected portion of the Elderton Estate vineyard, from vines planted in the early 1900’s. Grown on rich river silt soils and red brown earth over limestone, in a Mediterranean climate, with cropping levels less than 4 tonnes per hectare. 2004 was a dream year viticulturally, with mild and dry, summer conditions continuing all the way through to early late autumn. The strength and magnificence of these vines shines effortlessly though in the quality of what is in the bottle .

History

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, the 2000 was awarded 97 points by the same magazine and placed 27 in their top 100 an

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