Elderton Command Shiraz 6pk 2016

Elderton Command Shiraz 6pk 2016

Elderton Command Shiraz 6pk 2016
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Winery Details

    Elderton Command Shiraz | Langton's 'Excellent' Classification (VII 2018)

    Elderton was founded by Neil and Lorraine Ashmead in 1982, and is now run by their sons, Allister and Cameron. Built around the famous Command vineyard in the centre of Nuriootpa, Elderton also has its own vineyards in Greenock and the Eden Valley. Julie Ashmead leads the winemaking and viticulture teams in crafting distinctly classic, yet refined, Barossa reds that live up to the estate’s history and world class quality.

Press Review

    Elderton Command Shiraz 2016

    122yo vines, hand-picked over 5 weeks, open-fermented, 8 days on skins, fermentation finished in new French and American puncheons, matured for 30 months in those barrels. Wears its heart on its sleeve, but there’s no shame in that when it has a proud record of success for its opulent purple and black fruits and deft oak handling.

    Rating: 97 Points (Value rated)

    Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

     Elderton Command Shiraz 2016

    A bit tighter and more focused than the 2015, the 2016 Command Single Vineyard Shiraz looks to have a bit more tannic richness and length, even if it's not quite as opulent or plush. It's still full-bodied and packed with dark fruit flavors and enough oak to give it shape and length. One of the best Commands I've tried.

    Rating: 96+ Points

    Source: Joe Czerwinsky, The Wine Advocate (June 2019)

    Elderton Command Shiraz 2016

    Big Barossa shiraz helped launch the idea of top-end Australian wine to the globe ... the best examples say something about old Barossa vineyards that makes them true examples of a special Australian terroir. Elderton’s Command has always been more vibrant than some, although it still shows its alcoholic heat. The 2016 combines luscious blackberry and blood plum fruit, dabs of coconut and vanilla, sweet and savoury spices on a potent, fumey nose. It’s powerful and rich in the mouth with concentrated dark fruit, plum pud and sweet oak flavours, dense, mouth-filling texture, and a solid underpinning of ripe layered tannins.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review