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 fabulously concentrated, black/ruby-colored 1999 Command Shiraz (from a single vineyard) exhibits great intensity, massive body, and huge notes of smoke, licorice, creosote, blackberries, truffles, and vanilla. This is a dense, chewy, classic example of the full-flavored, massive style that can emerge from old vine Barossa Valley Shiraz. It will hit its prime in 4-8 years, and last for two decades.
Rated 94 by Robert M. Parker, Jr, Wine Advocate (Drink: 2007 - 2023)
Medium to full red-purple; ripe plum and well-balanced and integrated oak aromas are quite intense, leading logically to a concentrated, powerful but smooth palate, with good mouthfeel and flow; traditional Barossa. Rating 91 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2003)
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.