Elderton Command Shiraz 2013


James Halliday 97 Points!


Robert Parker 96 Points!

Wine Front 95 Points!

Australia, SA, Barossa Valley
750mL
#Red  #Specials  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Elderton  #Elderton Command (Various Vintages)  #South Australia  #Barossa Valley  

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James Halliday 97 Points!

"Rich blackberry, coal, earth and coffee-cream flavours cascade onto the palate and on out through the finish. Dry, filigreed tannin builds as the wine breathes; you only notice it once you're safe in its embrace. Both old school and new school at once; it's elegant and rich, unafraid of oak but blessed with pure, dark berried fruit."

James Halliday

 


 

Robert Parker 96 Points!

"Savory/earthy, complex nose of yeast extract, game and damp soil intermingled with the bramble fruits, dried mulberries, crème de cassis and incense notes. Full-bodied, rich and opulently fruited on the palate, if offers lovely harmony and depth with a velvety frame and great length."

Robert Parker

 


 

 

"The Command Site turned 119 years old in 2013, making it one of the oldest, fruiting Shiraz sites in the world. For this reason alone it is a treasure, but also for the formidable reputation ofthe wine produced from it's gnarly old vines. It has for thirty or more years been a favourite with influential critic Robert Parker and Wine Spectator who have often listed it in their Top 100 Wines of the World. The 2013 has already fetched remarkable scores and it has not even hit the market. By the time more accolades come in, most of this will be sleeping soundly in the cellars of collectors everywhere. Don't miss out on yours."

Wine House

 


Wine Front 95 points!

“Elderton Command is, well, back in command for the 2013 vintage.

Toast, perfumed black fruits, spice, vanilla, dark chocolate and sage. Full bodied, dark chocolate, dried mint, firm tannin is spread thickly through the wine, deep rich fruit flavour married to toasty oak with seams of Barossa coal, settled acidity, super length. It’s all go, and yet there’s a pleasing sense of restraint here too. Excellent release.


Gary Walsh, Wine Front, April 2017