Elderton Command Shiraz 2020
Elderton Command Shiraz: A Wine of Distinction
Elderton Command Shiraz is a crowning jewel in the world of wines, a testament to the artistry of winemaking, and an emblem of South Australia’s finest. Crafted from the finest grapes of the renowned Barossa Valley, this vintage reflects a commitment to excellence and a passion for producing remarkable wines.
- Style: Bold, structured, rich, powerful, and elegant.
- Colour: Deep crimson.
- Aroma: An enticing bouquet of brooding fruit with hints of roasted coffee bean.
- Palate: On the palate, you’ll discover a harmonious blend of spiced plums and cloves, complemented by a delightful black forest note. The wine’s bold yet restrained tannins lead to a seamlessly long finish, showcasing the full power of the fruit.
- Maturation: Aged for an impressive 30 months in new French and American puncheons.
- Alcohol/Volume: 14.8%
Elderton Winery: A Legacy of Excellence
Elderton Winery has long been revered as one of South Australia’s absolute finest, known for its unwavering dedication to crafting wines of unparalleled quality. With a history dating back from the late 1800s, Elderton Winery has consistently produced wines that have garnered international acclaim and a loyal following.
An Exceptional Wine: Priced at $124.99 a bottle, Elderton Command Shiraz stands as a beacon of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. This wine is more than a beverage; it’s an experience, an embodiment of the dedication that goes into every bottle created by Elderton Winery.
A Wine for the Ages: Elderton Command Shiraz invites you to enjoy it now or confidently cellar it for the next 15 – 20 years. Its complex layers and impeccable balance make it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the finer aspects of wine.
Elevate your wine collection with Elderton Command Shiraz, a true masterpiece from Barossa Valley and a testament to the enduring legacy of Elderton Winery.
96 points – Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Elderton’s iconic Command Shiraz is sourced from an 1894-planted block of ancestor vines on its Nuriootpa estate; matured for an extended period in new French and American oak puncheons. Full bodied, rich and commanding, as the name suggests, with thick-shouldered blackberry and plum fruits cut with baking spices, licorice, dark chocolate, earth and punchy cedar tones. Weighty and opulent with thick, gypsum-like tannin support, plenty of Barossa horsepower and a finish that trails off persistently with flavours of ripe berries, spice and cedar.
95 points – Angus Hughson, Vinous
From a vineyard planted in 1894, this beautifully composed Barossan 2020 Shiraz Command offers a tempting array of aromas, including roasted meats, soy sauce, fennel seed and a hearty core of new oak, all well-balanced. Dry and firm, it is shapely thanks to layers of fleshy sweet fruits, with a firm, tannic backbone accented by aged meat and wood smoke. This is a keeper and built for the cellar.