Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz

9.2258 ratings
9.269 pro ratings
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

1993 vintage. Amazing indeed. Hermitage-like. Perfectly mature with complex spices, balance and very good length.

1993 vintage. Amazing indeed. Hermitage-like. Perfectly mature with complex spices, balance and very good length.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

At the Downs Club Magnum Christmas Dinner. In this case me holding a 6 Litre Methuselah or Imperial as it is also known of Eldertons Best Cuvée - the Command Shiraz. A very generous gift from Cameron Ashmead of the Ashmead Family , the owners of Elderton for the support and business from the Club. Barossa Valley royalty was mentioned in a previous note and it applies here in spades. Rich dark chocolate and earthy berry aromas. A flat out delicious palate with soft resolved tannins and oak influence judiciously used. Will live for years particularly in an Imperial. A treat to taste this - thanks again Cameron.

At the Downs Club Magnum Christmas Dinner. In this case me holding a 6 Litre Methuselah or Imperial as it is also known of Eldertons Best Cuvée - the Command Shiraz. A very generous gift from Cameron Ashmead of the Ashmead Family , the owners of Elderton for the support and business from the Club. Barossa Valley royalty was mentioned in a previous note and it applies here in spades. Rich dark chocolate and earthy berry aromas. A flat out delicious palate with soft resolved tannins and oak influence judiciously used. Will live for years particularly in an Imperial. A treat to taste this - thanks again Cameron.

Dec 16th, 2018
LM Segal

For me this is getting to another level. After 2 hours in decanter, deep tobacco and earthy red fruited nose lead to a palate loaded with emerging secondary stuff. Opulent and peppery, brambly red fruit and fine, drying tannins. Waves of black tea and smoky wood. These need cellar time but pay big rewards.

For me this is getting to another level. After 2 hours in decanter, deep tobacco and earthy red fruited nose lead to a palate loaded with emerging secondary stuff. Opulent and peppery, brambly red fruit and fine, drying tannins. Waves of black tea and smoky wood. These need cellar time but pay big rewards.

Jul 19th, 2018
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.5

The Compound Cheese course
by The French Laundry

The Compound Cheese course
by The French Laundry

Nov 28th, 2017
Barry Walsh

Excellent - but drink up now.

Excellent - but drink up now.

Nov 20th, 2017
Perry Riddle

A legendary wine that shows that Australian shiraz can be big and bold while still being fresh and balanced.

A legendary wine that shows that Australian shiraz can be big and bold while still being fresh and balanced.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2015
Brad Donaldson

Aging beautifully, amazing palate and a great ages Shiraz.

Aging beautifully, amazing palate and a great ages Shiraz.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Nose of; baked fruits, burnt ambers, black licorice anise, black currants and dry dark mixed florals. Nice to compare three vintages to see their evolution. Fruits are definitely leaner in a good way than the 13. They have not even come close to any sort of prune or fig stag, but show nice age. Fruits are; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, green bean/snow pea, black cherry licorice, spices mellow nicely, tannins are smoother rounder and the acidity is very good. These are dark concentrated wines. This one is not a baby but just getting out of the infant stage. Photo is artwork of their brochure and one of their harvesters. 😜

Nose of; baked fruits, burnt ambers, black licorice anise, black currants and dry dark mixed florals. Nice to compare three vintages to see their evolution. Fruits are definitely leaner in a good way than the 13. They have not even come close to any sort of prune or fig stag, but show nice age. Fruits are; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, green bean/snow pea, black cherry licorice, spices mellow nicely, tannins are smoother rounder and the acidity is very good. These are dark concentrated wines. This one is not a baby but just getting out of the infant stage. Photo is artwork of their brochure and one of their harvesters. 😜

Apr 16th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Nose of; black currants. Burnt ambers, black plum, plum, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & warm liquid black licorice. Palate fruits are again the same as the nose. Warm rising intensity spices, baking spices; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, the core flavor of anise, tarry notes, fresh violets, dry dark florals, crushed dry rocks, rich dark soil, soft leather. Finishes big and lush dark fruits, warm spice and beautiful acidity. I also had their 12 of out half bottle at Vintners restaurant. Really good and at an amazing QPR. If you can find them in 375ml, you should see them at a great price. Photos are further shots of the tasting room and grounds.

Nose of; black currants. Burnt ambers, black plum, plum, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & warm liquid black licorice. Palate fruits are again the same as the nose. Warm rising intensity spices, baking spices; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, the core flavor of anise, tarry notes, fresh violets, dry dark florals, crushed dry rocks, rich dark soil, soft leather. Finishes big and lush dark fruits, warm spice and beautiful acidity. I also had their 12 of out half bottle at Vintners restaurant. Really good and at an amazing QPR. If you can find them in 375ml, you should see them at a great price. Photos are further shots of the tasting room and grounds.

Apr 16th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Well made, easy to drink Shiraz that paired well with one of the best lamb preparations I've had. At "Vintners" Barossa Valley.

Well made, easy to drink Shiraz that paired well with one of the best lamb preparations I've had. At "Vintners" Barossa Valley.

Apr 5th, 2017