Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ Make a wish for a great Shiraz. This wine is reserved for those who cherish the fine characters of a classic and renowned Shiraz from the Barossa.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"The developed forest floor bottle-age characters in this intense yet elegant wine contrasted with the more youthful characters of other wines in the tasting. It gives a glimpse of what it will be, beacuse the wine has another decade or so of positive bottle development ahead of it. Weighty (but not heavy) Shiraz with an array of dried fruit, chocolate, coffee and anise flavours."
Rated 94 points by Bob Campbell MW, www.bobswinereviews.com
" I was genuinely surprised by this wine, coming as it does from such a difficult season. It's more restrained but also more driven by genuinely ripe fruit than recent vintages, with an attractive spread of smoky, lightly meaty flavours of raspberries and plum jam. Look further and you'll see suggestions of cassis, prunes and currants, with some herbal edges over some charry vanilla oak. It's very smooth, rich and generous, wrapped in silky tannins. Quite a classy expression of its style, and sure to please many people". Rated 93 points Drink 2008-2012+. Jeremy Oliver, April 2004
Winery Tasting Notes
Make a wish for a great Shiraz. This wine is reserved for those who cherish the fine characters of a classic and renowned Shiraz from the Barossa. The fourteenth very limited release Command made in the Elderton tradition of three years in American and French oak and more than 1 year bottle maturation, gives a wine complexity and immense depth of flavour, making it ready to drink now or fifteen to twenty years from vintage. – Your wish is our Command.
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.