Very ripe, rich, full-bodied wine with raisiny, fruitcakey aromas. Big, lush and still quite tannic. Superb flavoir and depth, with complexing hints of crushed ants among black fruits, jam and Christmas cake flavours.
99 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet colored, the 1999 RunRig presents an incredible nose with complex and layered aromas of smoked bacon, dried mulberries, kirsch and leather intermingling with sandalwood, anise and potpourri nuances. Medium to full-bodied, this is a very elegant wine with vibrant acid and concentrated fruit, structured with medium levels of grainy tannins through the long and layered finish. It is just beautiful. Drink it now to 2024+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2013
94 Points James Halliday
Full red-purple; a fruit-driven bouquet with a complex array of rich dark berry, plum and spice aromas, then a super-saturated and concentrated palate exuding fruit, spice and soft tannins. One can only imagine that part of the concentration derives from juice run-off. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. December, 2001