Shows the benefit of aging this commercial volume wine. Actually I’m struggling to think of a vintage that didn’t turn out fine after 5+ years, ummm, well this 1999 just adds to the pack.
It doesn’t have a lot of fizz, but has good flavour in a rich, tending towards savoury style. Unlike many sparkling reds from Oz (one of the great wines of Oz) this doesn’t drink that well by itself, it needs food.
A reminder – buy some of the current vintage and keep it for 3-5 years. It’s not expensive and you’ll love the result a Summer/Winter Solstice.