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Elderton Command Shiraz 2012Elderton Command Shiraz 2012
13298$89.99
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Shiraz
Country: Australia
Region: Barossa
Producer: Elderton Wines

WS 93 WA 97 W&S 91


The fruit was harvested by hand, with five small parcels harvested over five weeks to attain complex nuances. Fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pump-overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French & American puncheons. Aromas of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous.

Reviews:

"Restrained and elegant, with polished plum, blueberry and violet notes, accented by wild raspberry, anise and toffee. The elements all come together with refined, supple tannins and a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2030." -Rated 93, Wine Spectator

"Sourced from 120-year-old vines, the medium garnet-colored 2012 Command Shiraz sports a very expressive nose replete with dried mulberries, potpourri, dusty earth, Chinese five spice and Szechuan pepper. Big and bold but not at all heavy, this soon-to-be-bottled Shiraz is drinking beautifully, offering tons of fruit with a very spicy and earthy character and firm, velvety tannins. It finishes long." -Rated 97, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"This old-fashioned shiraz comes from a vineyard planted in the 1890s on the bank of the North Para River in Nuriootpa. The own-rooted vines grow in silty, alluvial soils over red and brown clay and limestone. They produced a big, oaky 2012 that shows some alcohol around the edges, while brisk and spicy tannins subsume that warmth and fruit sweetness into a structure with the potential to last." -Rated 91, Wine and Spirits Magazine