2012 Command Shiraz
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We’ve recently enjoyed tasting some older wines at Cellar Door and thought it would be great to release a small allocation of wines from the museum for you to enjoy at home.
97 points, Halliday Wine Companion 2016
…elegant, but brooking no argument, the X-factor of the fruit at once obvious, yet undefinable; certain it is that its balance and depth are beyond approach, the oak and tannins seamlessly stitched through the fruit and length of the palate.
95-97 points, Parker’s Wine Advocate 2015
93 points, Wine Spectator 2016
Restrained and elegant, with polished plum, blueberry and violet notes, accented by wild raspberry, anise and toffee. The elements all come together with refined, supple tannins and a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2030.
The fruit was harvested by hand, with five small parcels harvested over five weeks to attain complex nuances. Fermented in open top concrete fermenters with chilled ferments, hand pump-overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days; the process finished with barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation in new French & American puncheons. Aromas of blackberry fruit, aniseed and spices carry through to the palate which is rich, warm and generous. - Richard Langford
|30 months in American and French oak
97 points - Halliday Wine Companion 2016
From a vineyard planted in 1894, picked in five small parcels over 4 weeks; part fermented in open fermenters, part concluding its fermentation in new American and French puncheons. Command indeed; elegant, but brooking no argument, the X-factor of the fruit at once obvious, yet undefinable; cer-tain it is that its balance and depth are beyond approach, the oak and tan-nins seamlessly stitched through the fruit and length of the palate.
95 - 97+ points - Wine Advocate
Sourced from 120-year-old vines, the medium garnet-colored 2012 Command Shiraz sports a very expressive nose replete with dried mulberries, potpourri, dusty earth, Chinese five spice and Szechuan pepper. Big and bold but not at all heavy, this soon-to-be-bottled Shiraz is drinking beautifully, offering tons of fruit with a very spicy and earthy character and firm, velvety tannins. It finishes long.
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