90% of Bannockburn's 98 crop was destroyed by a hailstorm, but many companies agreed to provide grapes to help them out. They are listed on the back of the bottle (sorry about the photo quality, I had no proper camera with me), among them BRL Hardy, Cape Mentelle, Charlie Melton, Dalwhinnie, Henschke, Jasper Hill, Katnook, Mt. Langi, Rockford, Taltarni, Yalumba. What a who's who of wineries!
Is this wine disjointed? Not at all. This 1998 Bannockburn Shiraz is bright, brimming with redcurrant fruit, very fresh. It goes beautifully along the palate, and finishes with very graceful, but firm tannins. The winemaking here is excellent. This was drunk from Magnum, and the wine has many years of life still in it.