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2001 Elderton Shiraz Command Barossa Valley
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2005

($74) Dark ruby. Smoky and meaty scents of dark cherry, plum and ripe blackcurrant. Sappy and thick on the palate, the intense cherry flavor intriguingly accented by notes of fresh bay, juniper, pipe tobacco and licorice candy. This has excellent concentration and a fat, unctuous texture. Finishes with outstanding length and superb energy and lift, with vibrant bitter cherry and cassis flavors going on and on.

96 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Take Command!!
by frontario12030044
Possibly the best aussie shiraz I have ever tasted. I recently had the RP96 rated 02' Command and I thought this crushed it. Lots of cherry flavored cedar, full flavor, but restrained without going over the top. A beautiful beautiful wine.
Very good for the Price - QPR
by Murphy10561709
This bottling is always quite impressive, this year in particular. Thick, ruby and luscious. Love the mocha notes on the end. And this is syrah and not grenache, so Grange is not really a compair point eh?? A 120 dollar bottle half price.
by docjlab
One of the most balanced structure aussie shiraz wines I have ever tasted. Compare to Grange!


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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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