1998 Chris Ringland Shiraz


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Range
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Charlie Carnes wrote: 88 points

    February 27, 2015 - 17 years old and it tastes like it is a couple of years out of the vineyard. While it is drinkable, and for its genre, better than most, it is perceptually modern and like so many other wines of its type, wether cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, pinot noir, tempranillo, grenache, etc., it comes across hot and alcoholic, with heavy, oaky, vanilla, and over-ripe blackberry liquor. To be sure, this is drinkable and not flawed, it is just, for what it is, outrageously overpriced. I wish I would have sold this bottle, in its original wooden case, at auction. My advice: If you bought this wine a while ago based on all of the hype and your tastes have maybe gone in another direction, sell it and buy a case or two of wine you love.

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  • hongkongtom Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 10, 2014 - This bottle had perfect provenance and it showed in a great wine. Perfumed, lot of fruit, peppery but all in balance. Still good for a few years

  • bobbubbabs wrote: 92 points

    April 15, 2012 - Enjoyed many really nice vinos celebrating HS's 50th and RS's 60th w/wives and D&B R. Dinner at SD26 in NYC. Extremely reasonable corkage fee and good menu, too. Lineup was:

    2007 Williams Selyem Flax
    1992 Dalla Valle
    1998 Chris Ringland Shiraz Dry Grown
    1982 Lynch Bages
    1999 Salicutti Brunello
    2009 Outpost True

    The Ringland Shiraz was a smooth, concentrated drink, not as flamboyant as Grange. Tannins shed, can't see any point in waiting much longer to consume. Salicutti still has long life ahead, and Outpost is a tasty youngster.

  • rsepulve wrote:

    January 24, 2009 - Decanted 6 hours. An interesting wine but hard for me to judge. Incredibly complex perfumed nose of blueberry, violets, graphite, tar, sawdust, steak rub, and god knows yet else... there were layers upon layers of aromas. Unfortunately, there was a VA component that seemed to weave itself in and out of the nose. Intense and primary on the palate, insanely concentrated, insane length and persistence. At times it hinted at grace, but then an almost unpleasant sharpness would take over. I don't generally think of high alcohol wines as food friendly, but this wine was better with food. I'm sure this wine needs time, but I can't tell where it's going to end up. If the palate ever comes into balance and the VA subsides then I can see this being a perfect wine given the great material, but if and when that will happen I have no clue.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

    September 24, 2005 - Through the Decades in Burgundy - A Taste for Life 2005 (San Francisco CA): Floral, perfumed start. Bold black frit with good black pepper, good tannins and acids, everything in harmony today. Long finish.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2001, IWC Issue #97 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/5/2004 (link) 98 points

    (Chris Ringland Shiraz) Beautiful, red currant, cassis, vanilla, white chocolate, totally seductive nose; fabulous, concentrated, blackberry, cassis, rich cherry palate; very long, if not extreme, finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chris Ringland
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Range

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 139 (71%)
  • Consumed 55 (28%)

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