Ranked #10 of 20 1999 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Earthy, plum and roasting pan aromas, the palate rich and smooth with powdery tannins aplenty and good flavour. A good middle of the road style and a benchmark Barossa wine. Very good and a surprise, as it looks fresher than the '98.
Drink: 2014 to 2023
90 Points Robert Parker
Exhibiting a saturated purple color, the 1999 Shiraz offers full-bodied, peppery, cassis flavors with more spice and earthy notes than the 2001. It also possesses a terrific texture and a back-loaded finish with ripe tannin. Consume it over the next decade.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. August, 2003
94 Points James Halliday
The spotlessly clean, scented bouquet offers an array of cherry, spice, earth and vanilla; the particularly harmonious balance and extract of the palate is constructed around the red berry fruit at its core, amplified by spice, chocolate and soft tannins. A bargain in these days of stratospheric prices for 100-year-old vine Shiraz. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2001