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Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012

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rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This Shiraz is a step above the rest. Licorice, blackberry, pepper, and cedar aromas. It's dry, tannic and delicious. Leather, coffee and cocoa on the palate, full bodied with a lengthy finish. A gift from the Barossa Valley.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A big and tall Shiraz, from Barossa. Yum! It is a full-bodied wine but not heavy. It is spicy and earthy and contains layers of red cherries, liquorice, leather, and some wild flower aromas. Its tannins are firm but not clawing. Ready to drink now, but will continue to improve in the cellar. Would make a beautiful gift. Score 93. (reviewed Nov. 2016)

Natalie's Review

Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Coffee, espresso, mocha from oak aging. Juicy, full-bodied Australian red wine with black fruit yet not over-oaked. Loaded with layers of lapping pleasure with a long finish. Meaty and savoury and lip-smacking delicious. Sink your senses into this one. Elderton commands respect from wine lovers. Perfect for holiday entertaining. Drink: 2016-2025. 716142 14.50% D 750 mL  $99.95 Score: 94/100. November 26, 2016 Top Rated Red Wine. Blissful Blue Cheese Wine  Full Review



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