Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz
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- Command is something of an icon in the context of Australian Shiraz, with its commanding richness and hedonism commanding serious attention around the world. In other words, it is a commanding sort of wine. We recommend you command a bottle to decide for yourself if it's commanding of your love... 100
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. The Command is truly an expression of place, and one of which the family intends to preserve for generations to come.
Vineyard Information: Estate grown on the Nuriootpa vineyard, the fruit is sourced from a single block planted circa 1894, classed as a centenarian block by the Barossa Old Vine Charter.
Winemaker’s Comments: The fruit was harvested by hand, with five small parcels harvested over five weeks to attain complex nuances. Fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pump-overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French and American puncheons. Aromas of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous.
Style: Rich, warm and generous.
Colour: Very dark purple with bright magenta hues.
Aroma: Blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices.
Palate: Aromas of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous.
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar confidently for 15 - 20 years.