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    Elderton Command Shiraz 2004
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    • WE95
    Price: $99.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Green Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 94045

    Winemaker's Notes:

    "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. It will provide pleasure through 2035."
    Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
    96 Points

    Critical Acclaim:

    Medium garnet in color, the 2004 Shiraz Command Elderton Estate is a little mute at this stage, revealing subtle to moderate aromas of leather, sandalwood and spice over warm blackberry plus some mocha. Full-bodied with medium-firm fine tannins, complex evolving flavors and a great line of acid, the finish is very long. Give it another year or 2 for the nose to emerge from this closed stage and drink it 2012 to 2022+.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    The current release, 2003, is an excellent wine, but this vintage kicks it up a notch. It's brighter, fresher and more vibrant than its amply endowed precursor, bursting with peppery raspberries. Creamy and rich, yet wonderfully balanced, and while you could drink it now, it will also cellar well for 10-plus years.
    Cellar Selection

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    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.
    Rating: 92(+?)

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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