Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  1998 Shiraz

Vintage Notes:

The fourth vintage released by the Oliver family was produced from estate grown specially selected parcels of Old Vine Shiraz.

Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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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