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    Elderton Command Shiraz 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    • ST93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Australian Wine Companion, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Green Wines, Boutique Wines, Screw Cap Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118340

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Very dark purple with bright magenta hues. Shows lashings of chocolate, violet and delicious cedar. Rich and generous, the wine has wondrous dark chocolate, plums and black pepper flavours that persist through to a fleshy finish. It is held together beautifully with refinement and amazing focus.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A heady melange of dark fruits, licorice, anise and lavish levels of toasty oak; the palate is full of warm, ripe fruitcake character, with plenty of concentration; while certainly a 'more is more' style of wine, the detail is evident with its light touch and the finish is very long.

    94 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    The 2008 Command Shiraz comes from 1894 Shiraz plantings of a single estate owned block of 8 acres. It spends 3 years in 100% new oak, 65% American, 35% French. Deep garnet-purple colored, it displays moderate to intense blackberry preserve and dried mulberry aromas with an undercurrent of anise, Indian spices, yeast extract and black pepper. Full bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, it has a medium level of velvety tannins, refreshing acid and a very long, very spicy finish. Drink it now to 2021+.
    Rating: 93+

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched aromas of crystallized black and blue fruits, violet and allspice, with suave vanilla and mocha qualities adding richness. Deeply concentrated dark fruit flavors are impressively lithe and precise, with peppery spice and minerality providing lift. Finishes smooth and sweet, with lingering blueberry and floral pastille notes and striking clarity.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Dark and expressive, a medium-weight style that brims with complex, savory-accented black cherry and blueberry flavors, lingering easily on the deftly balanced finish.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A full-on Barossa shiraz, this wine's heavy-duty tannins relent to a satin texture as it takes on air. The flavors begin red, like kirsch, and build toward super-concentrated blackberry jam, with some rooty earthiness underneath. Balanced on a large scale, this is structured to last.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    WIll D (3/19/2015)
    Nice wine but for the money, not a good value. Barossa just can't compete with McLauren Vale for Shiraz unless you get into big money (Penfold's Grange etc.)

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