Elderton Command Shiraz 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Rias Baixas, Spain

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Item No. 61269
  • WS94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • ST88
  • 1995
  • WS95
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Extremely dark rich plum.

Nose: Sweet plumy fruit, oak and vanilla.

Palate: Fresh liquorice pepper berry and vanillin oak with a lengthy dark chocolate finish

Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

Ageing: Cellar up to 15 years.

Learn About Elderton Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Rias Baixas

(REE-ez BUY-shuss) Just above the Portuguese border lies Rias Baixas, Spain's prominent white wine region. Situated in Galacia, the region is wet and rainy with some large temperature changes due to its proximity to the coast. The main grape of note here is Albarino, the white variety known for creating fragrant and fruity wines perfect for seafood. The bottles are easily...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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