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1999 Elderton Command Shiraz

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May 26, 2024 - $43



94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits great intensity, massive body, and huge notes of smoke, licorice, creosote, blackberries, truffles, and vanilla. This is a dense, chewy, classic example...

94Wine Spectator

Rich, warm, ripe and generous with its black cherry, tar, coffee and licorice flavors, which echo on the superfine, polished frame. Has density without excessive weight, and it lingers beautifully.

91James Halliday

Medium to full red-purple; ripe plum and well-balanced and integrated oak aromas are quite intense, leading logically to a concentrated, powerful but smooth palate, with good mouthfeel and flow; traditional Barossa.



Elderton was founded in 1916 by Samuel Elderton Talley in the Barossa Valley. In 1979 it was purchased by Lorraine and Neil Ashmead and by 1982, after a period of non-production, wine was once again being made at the estate. The estate today remains owned and operated by Ashmead family, which makes numerous wines. The flagship wines, however, are the Cabernet Sauvignons and Shiraz, which win high ratings from critics.


Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.