1998 Elderton - Shiraz Command 750ml

Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

WA 94   WS 94   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

A spectacular offering, the 1998 Command Shiraz (which spent 3 years in French and American oak) is the type of wine that is impossible to duplicate outside of selected Barossa and McLaren Vale vineyard sites. An opaque purple color is followed by spectacular aromas of toasty oak, camphor, blackberry liqueur, and asphalt. It is humongous in the mouth, decadently rich, and luxuriously fruited, with a viscous texture as well as a 40-second finish. Low acidity and ripe tannin add to the succulent impression. Still youthful, it requires another 2-3 years of cellaring; it should age effortlessly for 15-16+ years.

Drink Dates: 2004-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 143

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

A dense Shiraz, rich and opulent, with several layers of exotic spice aromas and flavors vying for attention against a solid core of blackberry and cherry fruit; all mingles beautifully on the plump finish. 375 cases imported.

Drink Dates: 2002-2010
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2005
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Average rating: 94, based on 3 reviews
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630 bottles owned by 180 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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