Ranked #11 of 16 1997 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Bacon fat and raspberry crushed-leaf cabbish nuances too. Red fruits rather than black. A bit lean and pinched
89 Points James Halliday
Medium red-purple; a moderately intense, clean bouquet has a range of savoury blackberry fruit aromas supported by the typically subtle oak. An elegant, medium-bodied palate with chocolate/savoury/berry flavours, the oak balanced and integrated, the tannins correct. Not the least bit flashy; in a curious way, a wholly appropriate 40th anniversary wine. Drink to 2014.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2001