Very complex, mature Barossa shiraz bouquet, showing leather, squashed ants, aniseed and peppermint aromas. A touch of smoked oyster. The wine has great intensity and remarkable freshness, great length and vitality. It's much fresher than I usually find in RunRig, even more surprising given its age. Very long, driving finish. A terrific wine. (14.5% alc)
Drink: 2015 to 2025
99 Points Robert Parker
The youngest Run Rig, the 2001, should equal the 1998 as it is almost a clone aromatically, texturally, and flavor-wise, just much younger. This opaque purple-colored beauty should flirt with perfection over the next 10-15 years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. June, 2009
94 Points James Halliday
Rich, layered and complex black fruits, spice and licorice; excellent texture and structure. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2004