Elderton ‘Command’ Shiraz
It’s always a pleasure to catch up with Cam & Allister Ashmead – whether it’s at the winery in Nuri, or over our annual long lunches in Brisbane. We’ve been supporting Elderton for too many years to recall, and they’ve got a huge following amongst you. Outstanding estate-grown wines and world-renowned flagships are the constants here – year in, year out they come up with the goods. A brilliant mid-sized, family owned winery – and two great blokes we call our mates!
This is a seriously rich and powerful wine. On the nose it shows lifted ripe plum fruit flavours and hints of Christmas cake spice, with subtle gamey notes. On the palate it is rich and attractive with spicy ripe berries reminiscent of summer pudding, supported by silky tannins that together provide a focused structure, and a powerful yet elegant finish.
96 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion
‘This does command respect thanks to the fruit coming off 123yo vines and the care with it from that moment right through to the winemaking. It is powerful and divine. Lush with the dark fruit coated with chocolate, pepper and coffee. The palate feels all velvety with the tannins neatly placed, the oak integrated and with a glass in hand, a sense that all’s well with the world.’
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