Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  1998 Shiraz

Robert M. Parker, Wine Advocate – Issue 127, 95/100

Potentially the finest effort of this trio, the saturated black/purple/blue-colored 1998 Shiraz offers sensational aromas of blueberries, blackberries, and cassis, a huge, super-concentrated palate, fabulous purity, sweet tannin, and well-integrated acidity. While not yet as complex as the 1997 or 1996, the 1998 has more to it and should prove to be the best wine after another 2-3 years of cellaring. It should age well for two decades.

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale

Colour

Burgundy with crimson brick hues.

Aroma

Subtle and integrated aromas of spice, dark chocolate, savoury oak and plums.

Palate

This wine has certainly aged gracefully and is a testament to the brilliance of the 1998 vintage in McLaren Vale. The palate displays concentrated spice, plum and blackberry fruit, supported by rich, integrated tannins.

Cellaring Potential

2012

Maturation

1/3 new American Oak, 2/3 old French and American Oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14.0%

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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