Reply to "justin isosceles 99"

A few comments about Justin wines (I have been a fan for over a decade):

The 1998 Syrah I found disjointed when I first bought it.... 6 months later, it blossomed into a beautiful bottle of wine, and the rest of the case disappeared in just a few months. I wish I had more. The 2000 is due out in July, and I will purchase some, as the barral sample I tasted 4 months ago was quite impressive.

The Isosceles has been a stellar wine for a decade. The 1994, which won the Pichon-LaLande trophy in 1997, is still young and tight, with great balance and structure, as of last month.
The 1995 is the lightest of the vintages, possibly due to the initial release of the Isosceles Reserve that vintage (which, BTW, is drinking very nicely right now!). The 1996 is fine, the 1997 is still developing, and the 1998 has overcome its initial awkwardness to bloom into a very nice bottle of wine. The 1999 reminds me a lot of the 1997 and 1994 in depth and structure. I don't think you can go wrong with it.

Is $40 to $47.50 a reasonable price for the 1999?? Compare it to some 3rd growths from Bordeaux in a great year, and you tell me. I say "Yes!"
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