2000 Elderton - Shiraz Command 750ml

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WS 97   WA 92   IWC 91   Collector 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

Big and powerful, brimming with tarry, spicy black cherry, dark plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Rich and gooey like a warm flourless chocolate cake, yet it finds a plush balance that keeps it from veering off into heaviness. This has grace, harmony and refinement, without losing an ounce of power. 600 cases imported.

Drink Dates: 2004-2025
Author: Harvey Steiman

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The classic 2000 Command Shiraz (aged nearly three years in new oak) possesses an opaque purple color as well as aromas of melted licorice, new saddle leather, roasted meats, truffles, black currants, and blackberries. Full-bodied and chewy, with supple tannin and a blockbuster finish, it will drink well for 10-12 years.

Drink Dates: 2004-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 155

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($66) Full medium ruby. Superripe aromas of mocha, game, mulch and eucalyptus; here, too, the oak is less dominant than in past vintages. Huge, broad and mouthfilling, with very ripe, fat flavors of sweet red berries and woodsmoke. Offers impressive thickness and density without going over the top. Fairly high in alcohol at 14.5% but carries its weight reasonably gracefully. A real meal substitute of a shiraz , and quite showy already.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 115

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 97
Author: Nigel St.Nigel
Tasted On: 03/30/2008
Drink Dates: 2025
One of a kind olive oil texture that fades away into a long dry spicy finish. Huge wine with chocolate and raspberry flavors, that ends with spice. Balanced tannins keep this from being a fruit bomb. Awesome, black forest cake in a bottle!

Rating: 97
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/06/2009
Drink Dates: Now-2025

Rating: 97
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2007
97 WS

Average rating: 93, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

805 bottles owned by 309 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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