Alloomi Jarrah Shiraz 1998

93 points

Frankland, Western Australia. 12.5%

There is a French saying that there are no great wines just great bottles. If the cork gods are smiling, if the mood is right, if you open the wine at just the right age…

Other bottles of this wine were interesting. A distinctly cool climate wine with plenty of acid, low alcohol.

This bottle, my last (of course) was superb. Like a great Northern Rhone the aroma was beguiling and the taste savoury, complex, refreshing.

From 30+ year old vines, 18 months in new French oak.

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