John's Blend Shiraz Langhorne Creek Margarete's 1999
John's Blend 1999 Margarete’s Shiraz is sealed under cork. The bouquet exudes bright and vibrant fruit that is dominated by coconut oak which leads to a palate that is dominated by coconut oak, mint, dark fruits and chocolate. The fruit is deeply-seated and pure. It has enough oomph to match the oak influence, as well as the load of fine, drying tannins. A full-bodied, firm, harmonious wine that is approaching seamlessness, the acid is still amazingly fresh.
External Reviews for John's Blend Shiraz Langhorne Creek Margarete's
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.
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.
From the collectorandrsquo;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.