2006 Elderton Command Shiraz
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2006 Elderton Command Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

The 2006 Command is showing much more pepper and spice in contrast to the voluptuous fruit bomb style in vintages like 2003 and 2005. The wine was matured for 34 months in a combination of American & French oak and then given a further 12 months bottle age before being released.

This years Command displays a degree of refinement and restraint rarely seen in previous vintages Opaque black dark red colour with dark crimson red hue. The nose is closed at first but as the wine warms it becomes more perfumed exhibiting aromas of liquorice allsorts, confectionary, ripe plum and blackberry followed by some spice and blackpepper end notes. The palate displays powerful concentrated flavours but is not as voluptuous as the 2005 vintage. Flavours of liquorice allsorts, blackberry and plum are followed by some blackpepper back palate characters. Fine grained well integrated tannins with very long aftertaste of blackpepper, spice, blackberry and liquorice allsorts. A Command with excellent structure and cellaring potential.
14.5% Alc

Other Reviews....
The 2006 Shiraz Command is a glass-coating opaque purple. Aromas of scorched earth, pencil lead, sandalwood, meat blood, game, and blueberry are followed by a dense, voluptuous, layered Shiraz with tons of flavor. Impeccably balanced and concealing enough structure for 5-7 years of cellaring, it will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2026.
94 Points
Jay S Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate