Winery Region:Barossa Valley
Wine Name:Draycott Reserve
Robert Parker Rating:95
RP 95 points: The 1996 Shiraz Draycott Reserve offers an opaque purple color, followed by aromas of toasty new oak intermixed with blackberry jam, prune liqueur, and pepper. Deep, with monstrous levels of extract and viscousness, this superb, multi-layered, fabulously concentrated Shiraz has managed to retain its harmony and balance. It is velvety-textured enough to be drunk now, but should evolve and develop more complexity with another 5-7 years of cellaring. It will keep for 2 decades or more. The wine emerges from the estate's vineyards, and the well-known Rolf Binder (of Veritas fame) is the consulting winemaker. This is a superb source for highly flavorful, intense wines.
95 points. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) April 1999 by Robert Parker
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