The bouquet gives it away as a JR of this era: it’s oaky and slightly minty, while the palate has rather aggressive tannins, although it's undoubtedly concentrated and long in the mouth. But it's ultimately not an elegant wine, a bit of an Ocker. It is, however, still ascending: intense, deep, lively, concentrated and persistent.
Drink: 2017 to 2026
97 Points The Innocent Dingo
Wow... A great wine from a great year. The complexity, balance and power of a classic... Brilliant, youthful nose... This wine can easily hold its own on the world stage but still exudes classic Coonawarra cigar box, chocolate and mint. 45 second finish. An absolute pleasure. Drink Now
note: this bottle may leak a bit during shipping, which is normal for older or ullaged bottles