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1996 Elderton Command Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Wine Notes

Tasting note: Medium red, starting to show some development. The bouquet is scented, with plush leathery, oaky aromas. The palate is complex, with that ultra-ripe, ultra-minty fruit which is undoubtedly one of the regional characteristics of ripe Barossa Shiraz, and which seems to be intensified by the vanilla oak. (30-Jun-2000) [James Halliday]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $75   From: $60   To: $90

Search Rank 843 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 843rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 1042nd

Score: 90. When to drink: 2000 to 2018
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
93/100 (21 notes from 17 users )    
89/100   2000 to 2006
89/100   2004 to 2008
88/100    
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Price History for 1996 Elderton Command Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
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Grape Variety: Shiraz

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are pronounced enough to consider them distinct varieties. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and is virtually synonymous with marquée wine regions such as the Barossa Valley.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Barossa Valley wine region

    The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. The region takes its name from the 'Barossa' ranges and the 'Valley' created by the North Para river, which connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch.

    Located at a latitude of 34°S, the region's geography is dominated by valley floors and rolling hills which sometimes reach altitudes where white grapes can be grown without compromising their character. The ... more

  • Barossa wine region

    Barossa is one of the six wine-producing zones of South Australia. It is divided into two sections: the Barossa Valley, and the Eden Valley, both of which have their own separate Geogr ... more

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