Museum stock so not for sale. 21 years old and still maturing. Some garnet but a good colour. Earthy, hints of leather but also some dried herbs. Medium bodied, gently tannins and savoury but still showing some sweet fruit elements so not all tertiary diven. Elegant wine drinking so well demonstrating the longevity of this Australian classic.
Sally’s Paddock 1999, Pyrenees, Vic.
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.