Rosemount Estate Mountain Blue Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

$54.99

SKU 81

750ml

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Appearance: The 1998 Mountain Blue shows a rich, deep plum colour and exhibits the outstanding quality that we regard as latent to the Mudgee wine region and our vineyards there. Aroma: The attractive blackcurrant aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon complements the complex, mint and spice characters of Shiraz. Mouth Feel: On the palate, the intense fruit and firm tannin structure reaffirms the wine's excellent depth and sustained richness, reflecting the dry vintage conditions. Blackberry and spicy plum flavours dominate the palate, with the dry tannins following through to fabulous depth on the finish. Food Pairing: The wine's full bodied richness make it the ideal match for game and red meat dishes.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region New South Wales
Brand Rosemount Estate
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Wine SpectatorA solid red, chewy and dense, with plum, currant and lots of peppery spice overtones. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and a relatively soft texture, which lets the flavors soar. Best after 2003. 800 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, June 15, 2001
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Wine AdvocateReaders looking for a Beaujolais-styled wine with plenty of character and fruit should check out the 1998 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (65% of the former and 35% of the latter). Medium ruby-colored with copious aromas of berry fruit and pepper, this fleshy, medium-bodied, fruit-driven red can be served slightly chilled over the next year.

Robert Parker, April 22, 1999