91 Points Robert Parker
Concentrated and unctuously textured is the 1999 Shiraz Piggott Range Vineyard. A touch of subtle mint emerges along with blackberry liqueur notes intermixed with pepper, melted asphalt, and pain grille. Viscous, super-concentrated, and moderately tannic, this is a massive Shiraz, particularly in view of the vintage. It came in at 14.5% alcohol, and should be cellared for 1-2 years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. June, 2001
90 Points James Halliday
Slightly more accent on the purple components than the other two 1999 Clarendon Hills wines. A firm bouquet, with savoury, dark berry fruit and a touch of mint, then the most concentrated and firmly fruited palate, with dusty tannins running through its length. All three of the Shiraz wines are 14.5°; happily, none seem to show any heat or heaviness from the alcohol. Drink to 2014.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2002