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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Elderton Command Shiraz 2003
Elderton Command Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 91782)
collectible wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is one of those wines that defies gravity. All the fruit is sourced from the oldest blocks on the Elderton Estate. It is unashamedly an intense and dense wine. For its power and depth of flavor, it displays a wonderful elegance. Dark dense sweet fruit, with plum, blackberry notes in abundance, mingle with hints of earth, spice, and chocolate. The wine is lush, sexy and the flavors just linger forever. A wine that will age for 10 to 15 years if you have the willpower.

"Big, ripe and generous. This is a plush mouthful of cherry, spice and mineral flavors that rush on the finish, managing to stay in perfect balance. Has depth and grace. Best from 2009 through 2018."
Wine Spectator
94 Points

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About Elderton:

Established in 1982 by Lorraine and Neil Ashmead, Elderton Wines is now run by the second generation - Cameron and Allister Ashmead. They are custodians of a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Barossa floor vineyard, with plantings dating back to 1894. At present, they have been listed multiple times among Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines and received numerous other prestigious accolades.