Ranked #5 of 21 1998 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Bilgey, a bad bottle. Cork fault. Retaste tomorrow, along with the 1971, as the museum is shut.
Drink: 2013 to 2013
93 Points James Halliday
Full red-purple; the smooth, dark cherry and spice fruit together with a touch of vanilla oak on the bouquet leads into a strongly structured and concentrated palate. Here dark berry, plum and some more savoury characters are bound up with lingering tannins; patience will be richly rewarded. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2001
A magnificent drop, with flavors of cinammon, oak and rasberry and an aftertaste like a jet burner. It's superb with steak or a sausage pasta, and will leave you begging and buying more.