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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Elderton Command Shiraz 2004
Elderton Command Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 94045)
green wine
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $75.00

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
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 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:

"The 2004 Shiraz "Command" comes from a single block of 104-year-old vines. It was aged in 100% new oak puncheons (400 liter barrels). Opaque purple-colored, this Shiraz has fabulous aromatics of smoke, melted tar, licorice, espresso, game, and blueberry compote. Layered but tight, this full-bodied wine is thick, rich, and totally hedonistic. The finish lasts for 60 seconds. However, be warned. This monumental Shiraz needs 10-15 years to fully unfold. It will provide pleasure through 2035."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
96 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.