Ranked #15 of 21 1998 Shiraz from Clare Valley
Seems high in alcohol and somewhat syrupy. A tad overripe. A big wine, a bit plain, slightly minty, and rather four-square, lacking nuance. Yes, it is good, but it's not a great Wendouree.
Drink: 2013 to 2028
95 Points James Halliday
Dense, vivid red-purple; an exceptionally powerful bouquet with deep, black fruits and slightly earthy overtones leads into an almost impossibly powerful palate, with massive black fruit and tannins. You don't describe it; it describes you. Requires an absolute minimum of 20 years. The points are largely irrelevant. Drink to 2028.
Source: James Halliday.