Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Elderton Wines Command Shiraz 2009

Many examples of Shiraz through out the world are savoury with a more medium bodied palate. If not done well they can be weedy and tough to drink. The Barossa could never be accused of producing these weedy wines or anything other than full bodied Shiraz. Elderton makes a more old school example with full on flavours the main stay. That said the 2010 estate is a beautiful wine with more restraint than I have seen in a while. This might be the result as the seasons have been really hot with not much rain to freshen up the vines.

Elderton Wines Command Shiraz 2009

Massively toasty with huge amounts of creamy oak in play. Once the flavours come out they are forward and erect. Not really sure that erect is the appropriate word but it works well. These comforting flavours are in the form of plum pudding, chocolate covered raisins and coconut slice.  These powerful flavours are full bodied but balanced and would work well in the dark winter night. I would recommend drinking this in the shorter term but it still offers enjoyment.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $95
Rated: 89
Drink: Now - 2020

Command Shiraz

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