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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Elderton Command Shiraz 2008
Elderton Command Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 118340)
collectible wine
green wine
boutique wine
screw cap wine
has fluid
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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:

Very dark purple with bright magenta hues. Shows lashings of chocolate, violet and delicious cedar. Rich and generous, the wine has wondrous dark chocolate, plums and black pepper flavours that persist through to a fleshy finish. It is held together beautifully with refinement and amazing focus.
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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.