Rosemount Estate Balmoral Syrah 1998
Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, aiming for elegance over power, with delicious blueberry and plum fruit at the core, shaded with hints of sweet spices and toast. Fine tannins can use some cellar time. Best from 2003 through 2010. 2,500 cases imported.
Wine EnthusiastSuperblack and superdry-if you can handle the truth about the Balmoral, and you're still reading this review, you'll love it. Reviewers appreciated the wine's deep blackberry, toast and chocolate aromas, as well as its blackberry and black-pepper flavors (offset by a slight vanilla creaminess). Mouthfeel is full and well-balanced, with tannins to spare.