Orlando St Hugo 1998 (Coonawarra, SA)
Source: Dinner guest
I must admit to not being the biggest fan of St Hugo, preferring the charms of Wynns Black Label over it. That’s largely because it has always seemed a little four square, hard-edged and minty than I really want. Still, this ’98 is incredibly youthful if nothing else. Still nothing sexy about it though.
Big, minty and powerful beast, driven by eucalyptus and big firm black fruit. Looks rather big and bold. Did I say minty? Big, drying palate is starting to evolve but otherwise its still backward as hell.
Score: 16.9/20 89/100+
Would I buy it? No. The 96 though I did rather like.