2004 Elderton - Shiraz Command 750ml

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

WA 98   WS 94   IWC 92(+?)   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

The 2004 Shiraz "Command" comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak puncheons (400 liter barrels). Opaque purple-colored, this Shiraz has fabulous aromatics of smoke, melted tar, licorice, espresso, game, and blueberry compote. Layered but tight, this full-bodied wine is thick, rich, and totally hedonistic. The finish lasts for 60 seconds. However, be warned. This monumental Shiraz needs 10-15 years to fully unfold.

Drink Dates: 2017-2035
Author: Jay Miller
Issue: 173

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Supple, silky and appealing for its cherry pie, cherry jam and dusky spice aromas and flavors, showing enough transparency to hint at licorice and coffee around the edges. Lingers impressively on the polished, harmonious finish. A lithe, focused, ageable red.

Drink Dates: 2008-2016
Author: Harvey Steiman

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

($82) Dark purple. Bright red and dark berry scents display impressive focus and clarity, with subtle baking spice and vanilla notes adding complexity. Very fresh-in fact almost painfully young-with nervy raspberry and cherry flavors supported by silky tannins and a jolt of acidity on the back. This opened up a bit with air, but really should be cellared for at least another five years.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 134

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: stanski06
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 10/27/2011
'Jay Miller 98 pts' - 'needs 10-15 years'

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Rating: 98
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 12/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2011
98 RP

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 95
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/09/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2018

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: Danl
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 03/06/2011
Command performance indeed! Silky integrated tannins with toasty oak and a hint of pepper on a finish that builds and lasts.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/11/2013
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
This was a very good bottle. Good round berry, well integrated tannins and a hefty earth and tar note. Not as overwhelmingly berry as many 2004s I've had. This was the clear winner amongst a flight of 2004s - amon-ra, mitolol G.A.M. Among the 2004s at ths price point I have sampled, only the Greenock Alice's Block beats this out.

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Average rating: 95, based on 8 reviews
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2188 bottles owned by 464 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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