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1998 Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz

Wine Details

Winery
Jim Barry
Vintage
1998
Grape Variety
Shiraz
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol (%)
14
Purchase Price ($)
40
Wine Rating
94
Closure
Cork
Source
Purchase

Website: www.jimbarry.com

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1998 Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz
Wine Rating 
 
94

The 1998 vintage was heralded as one of the best of the 20th Century, and it is a great experience to come back to this vintage 16 years on. The 98 McRae wood is fully mature in terms of colour with a dark to brick red in the glass, the nose has characteristic mint and plum that is synonymous with the Clare Valley, as well as smokey leather.

The palate is medium bodied and seamless, age has been kind with fully integrated dark fruits, tannins are supple and supported by toasty vanillin oak. The wine finishes with dark fruits and what is best described as choc mint slice.

An excellent bottle, from a great vintage.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2014 -2018
Date Reviewed
08 09, 2014