Red

1998 Elderton Shiraz Single Vineyard Command

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • ProfByron Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 14, 2021 - Tonnes of oak yet it almost seems to lighten the wine, make it more elegant. Like Rioja.

    Fabulous and opulent. A real treat.

    14.5%, cork.

  • Goldstone Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 3, 2021 - 'Aged Aussies' Dinner (Joseph's Place, Wong Chung Hang, Hong Kong): One of my contributions. Decanted for 2 hours then re-bottled and served 7 hours later. Broken cork. Deep red/purple colour. Nose of burnt getaway car trees, red asphalt, eucalyptus, a nice green capsicum element emerges with time in the glass. quite high-toned. Palate is very rich and deep, stollen cake, fresh raisins, super depth and layers of black and red cherry fruit, some cherry liqueur too. Beautiful fruit. Muscular but quite elegant. Very powerfully long, resonant and reverberant on the finish. Delighted how it has unfurled since I last drank it in 2013 when it was a sullen adolescent. Very long life ahead of it. 93+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rgawlowski Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 23, 2020 - Still great, an excellent case of the great ‘98 vintage; still smooth, great fruit, palate and finish; at its peak but not past it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rexmerlot wrote: 95 points

    February 3, 2019 - At 21 years this wine is still tasting great. It may be just past its peak, but maybe just. Still has nice fruit, but is showing so many other interesting notes. So many Aussie Shiraz are so big, this one is very elegant. Starting to turn garnet in color. Notes of plum, leather, and pepper on nose and palate. Still very nice acidity, tannins very smooth, and med body. Very well made wine

  • rossso Likes this wine:

    November 8, 2018 - 2 hour decant. Getting a bit old now, definite brown around the edges but colour still fairly dense. Muted nose. Strong prune flavour, hints of shoe polish and chilli chocolate. NR due to age but I'm guessing it would have been a 94 or 95 a few years ago.

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    2/20/2002 (link)

    (Elderton Command Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Elderton
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Single Vineyard
  • Vineyard Command
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa
  • UPC Codes 2100009120162, 9300633474119, 9314663205094

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 596 (52%)
  • Consumed 546 (48%)

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