2001 Elderton - Shiraz Command 750ml

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

WS 96   WA 95+   IWC 93   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Silky tannins and rich flavors add up to an arresting wine, a seductive Shiraz that oozes with rich cherry, plum, exotic spice and meat flavors that linger against grace notes of chocolate and espresso. Delicious stuff, and it's built to last.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95+

The 2001 Shiraz Command exhibits a slightly more roasted character than the 2002 as well as a hint of espresso in the nose, a touch more alcohol, and more elevated tannin. It also possesses tremendous concentration, intensity, and power, yet remains remarkably well-balanced and pure. This 3,000-case cuvee is one of South Australia's great classics.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 161

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($74) Dark ruby. Smoky and meaty scents of dark cherry, plum and ripe blackcurrant. Sappy and thick on the palate, the intense cherry flavor intriguingly accented by notes of fresh bay, juniper, pipe tobacco and licorice candy. This has excellent concentration and a fat, unctuous texture. Finishes with outstanding length and superb energy and lift, with vibrant bitter cherry and cassis flavors going on and on.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 122

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Drwineski
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 02/11/2010
can you say cough syrup

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 96
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2008
96 WS / 95+ RP

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/22/2012
Big, bold and drinking well now. Good depth to complement the intense fruit.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/17/2010
More subtle than the usual Aussie Shiraz

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 95, based on 7 reviews
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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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