2019 Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz
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2019 Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$130. 00
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.9%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
Estate-grown shiraz planted circa 1894, aged for 24 months in new French and American oak puncheons. Rich and commanding as always, with intense dark plum, blackberry and black cherry fruits, fruitcake spice, black strap licorice, high-cocoa dark chocolate, cedar and roasting meats. Full bodied and pure with superb fruit depth, superfine gypsum-like tannins and a concentrated and balanced finish that lingers admirably. Drink by 2038.
96 Points
Dave Brookes - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

A rich and dense wine but it remains compacted and very polished with plush tannins and a fresh, tangy finish. Orange peel. Tangy undertones. Really attractive now but can age well too. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 Points

2019 was a warm, low-yielding and dry vintage in Barossa, and you can see that in the compression of the fruit in the mouth. This 2019 Command Single Vineyard Shiraz is hugely concentrated, coiled and long, with strong, ropy tannins that lay out through the finish. The fruit has such intensity that a couple more years isn't going to bother it in the least. By "a couple more years," I am of course meaning 10 or 15 plus. Drink 2022 - 2037.
95 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate