Shiraz / Syrah

Shiraz / Syrah

"This versatile grape variety has become a staple part of many prodicers portfolios across the world. In Australia, Shiraz is by far the most important variety, making up nearly 30% of total plantings of around 40,000 hectares under vine. It is planted in all regions of Australia as well as most in New Zealand and many across the US."

Originating from the Rhône Valley in France where Shiraz is an important variety of famous names such as Chateauneuf Du Pape, Hermitage, Cote-Rotie and St-Joseph. Shiraz can be found as a single variety in France showing dark fruits and spice but also blended, sometimes with Viognier but most often with Grenache and Mourvedre creating the fam... read moreed GSM blend that has also crossed continents to become a staple of several regions across Australia and the US.

Read more about Shiraz on our Blog - Shiraz is here to stay,   Shiraz is here to stay Part II

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Elderton Command Shiraz 2017 (In Bond)

Elderton Command Shiraz 2017 (In Bond)

Barossa Valley, Australia

£236.35 £199.60 in bond (6x75cl) RRP £236.35 Save £36.75

96 Points – Halliday Wine Companion "This does command respect thanks to the fruit coming off 123yo vines and the care with it from that moment right through to the winemaking. It is powerful and divine. Lush with the dark fruit coated with chocolate, pepper and coffee. The palate feels all velvety with the tannins neatly placed,... read more

96 Points – Halliday Wine Companion "This does command respect thanks to the fruit coming off 123yo vines and the care with it from that moment right through to the winemaking. It is powerful and divine. Lush with the dark fruit coated with chocolate, pepper and coffee. The palate feels all velvety with the tannins neatly placed, the oak integrated and with a glass in hand, a sense that all's well with the world.”

Winemaker Notes: Our stoic 1894-planted Command vineyard is in the heart of the Barossa Valley, in Nuriootpa. At the western end the vines in alluvial soils border the Para River, and clay content rises in the soils as the vines head east towards our Cellar Door. Command is the sum of several small batch picks to ensure we capture every part of the vineyard at optimum flavour concentration. We hand harvested this fruit over three weeks, allowing for the ripening process across the different soil compositions. The 2017 vintage saw us finish later than average, on 12 April. The long and gentle ripening season, peppered with some showers after a winter flush with rain, ensured for intense fruit concentration in the finished wine, with a depth of seamless tannin yet elegance only achieved in great years. Cool open fermentation using a combination of heading boards, for complete cap submersion, and gentle pump overs to achieve gentle extraction, ensured retention of fresh fruit characters while allowing for optimum tannin extraction.

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Elderton Command Shiraz 2017

Elderton Command Shiraz 2017

Barossa Valley, Australia

£49.95 £42.50 per bottle RRP £49.95 Save £7.45

96 Points – Halliday Wine Companion "This does command respect thanks to the fruit coming off 123yo vines and the care with it from that moment right through to the winemaking. It is powerful and divine. Lush with the dark fruit coated with chocolate, pepper and coffee. The palate feels all velvety with the tannins neatly placed,... read more

96 Points – Halliday Wine Companion "This does command respect thanks to the fruit coming off 123yo vines and the care with it from that moment right through to the winemaking. It is powerful and divine. Lush with the dark fruit coated with chocolate, pepper and coffee. The palate feels all velvety with the tannins neatly placed, the oak integrated and with a glass in hand, a sense that all's well with the world.”

Winemaker Notes: Our stoic 1894-planted Command vineyard is in the heart of the Barossa Valley, in Nuriootpa. At the western end the vines in alluvial soils border the Para River, and clay content rises in the soils as the vines head east towards our Cellar Door. Command is the sum of several small batch picks to ensure we capture every part of the vineyard at optimum flavour concentration. We hand harvested this fruit over three weeks, allowing for the ripening process across the different soil compositions. The 2017 vintage saw us finish later than average, on 12 April. The long and gentle ripening season, peppered with some showers after a winter flush with rain, ensured for intense fruit concentration in the finished wine, with a depth of seamless tannin yet elegance only achieved in great years. Cool open fermentation using a combination of heading boards, for complete cap submersion, and gentle pump overs to achieve gentle extraction, ensured retention of fresh fruit characters while allowing for optimum tannin extraction.

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