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
Good colour; quite a restrained and elegant bouquet, showing more red fruit than black, and a little fruitcake spice; the palate is fresh and vibrant with toasty oak seamlessly framing the fruit; a long and harmonious finish with chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2009)
The 2006 Shiraz Command is a glass- coating opaque purple. Aromas of scorched earth, pencil lead, sandalwood, meat blood, game, and blueberry are followed by a dense, voluptuous, layered Shiraz with tons of flavor. Impeccably balanced and concealing enough structure for 5 - 7 years of cellaring, it will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2026. Rating 94 - Drink by 2015 - 2026, Jay S. Miller, Wine Advocate #186 (DEC/2009)
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.