94 Points James Halliday
One of the South Australian icons, to be sure, and fulfils the promise of the 1998 vintage. A marvellously elegant example of very old vine (up to 150 years) shiraz, fragrant and scented aromas of berry earth and spice with a mere veneer of oak, and an effortlessly powerful palate in the same flavour spectrum. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2000
The 1998 Shiraz is a powerful, full-bodied, muscular red of great intensity, tremendous purity, and a layered, blockbuster finish. It is further confirmation that 1998, followed by 2001 and, hopefully, 2002, are all great vintages in Barossa. The 1998 should drink well for 10-12 years. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) August, 2003 by Robert Parker