John’s Blend No. 5 Margarete’s Shiraz
1999 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
86 pts. Wine Spectator: September 30, 2002
Ripe and plump, nicely polished to show off the plum and berry fruit, which shows more up front than on the finish. Drink now through 2005.
Member Store Reviews
Delicious, savory, dark wine with plum, cassis and brown sugar spice. Smooth, round tannins pumped up with big, black fruits. Finish is long and full, showing some toast from its 26 months in oak.
From the collector’s vintage, this wine, aged 26 months, is deep and densely colored with rich nuances of chocolate and mint. Very good now and possibly better in the short term future.