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2012 Command Shiraz

Museum Wines

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$200 Per Bottle

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750ml

MUSEUM RELEASE

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.

Winemakers Comments

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

Vine AgePlanted 1894
Vintage2012
Maturation30 months in American and French oak
Alc/Vol14.5%

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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