Margaret River has always been my fav Austrialia region for wines. The 1999 Margaret River Shiraz was awarded the Best Red Wine of the show at the 2000 International Wine Challenge in the UK out of 2000plus participating wines.
Nose: At 9 year of age, it carried some reduced fruits, sweet licorice and some herbs on the nose. Absence of the monstrous pepper and alcohol heat so evident and annoying typical of Barrosa Shiraz.
Palate: Harmonious, with sweet licorice dominating and cedar. Tannins emerge at the backpalate, slightly sappy. Nice.
Verdict: An elegant cool climate styled aged shiraz. Very similar to Rhone style. Great buy from Aussie!