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Elderton Command Shiraz 2012Elderton Command Shiraz 2012
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.


"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