A superrich and jammy Aussie red sporting a wonderful array of black cherry, wild berry, seductive toasty oak and spice nuances. The texture is silky-smooth, the finish a mile-long. 1,800 cases made.
Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Full, deep ruby. Exotic wood spices, tar, plum, blackberry, black cherry and licorice on the nose. Sweet and dense in the mouth, but given verve by pungent minerality and firm acidity. Strong element of tarry oak. A powerfully structured wine with noteworthy extract. Finishes with pungent oak notes, good grip and very good length. Showing riper and more harmonious than a sample tasted a year ago.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2000
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The opaque purple-colored 1995 Command Shiraz boasts huge toasty American oak aromas intermixed with thrilling levels of jammy black raspberry and berry fruit. The wine is explosively rich, with low acidity, and spectacular concentration and purity. Although not complex, it is mouth-filling, teeth-staining, and ostentatious. Drink it over the next 7-10+ years. I suspect This wine will become more civilized and less exuberant with bottle age. Elderton's wines are not for tasters seeking subtlety and elegance. This is an outrageously oaky, flamboyantly-styled offering with immense hedonistic appeal.