Our parents were among the earliest pioneers to promote the excellence of old-vine Barossa Valley Shiraz. The Command block is the oldest on the Elderton estate, established in 1894 and remains one of the most important vineyards planted in Australia. The Elderton Command Shiraz has established an enviable reputation since its first vintage in 1984. The Command vineyard always produces standout Shiraz fruit, and we take immense care in the winery to ensure it becomes a rich, age-worthy wine that continues to highlight its distinct terroir for many years to come.
The 2015 Command is rich and luscious, with red and black fruits brimming with exuberance. One of the bigger versions of Command of the last few years, we think it is a classic and has already been bestowed 95 points from Halliday’s annual.
"... it still embodies the sort of inimitable, old vine (average 121 years) power that warm climate Australia does so well. The violet, pepper grind and meld of plummy fruit and Chinese five spice remain this brooding, highly ageable wine's calling card." - 95 points, Halliday's Wine Companion 2019