Barossa Valley, South Australia
14.5%, cork, around $35
A delightful bouquet of plums and spice. The type of bouquet that makes you go back again and again, to savour it before taking a sip. The palate displayed a spread of concentrated, rich fruit - notes of blackberry and plum speckled with chocolate and cedar. The fruit combined with ripe tannins and supporting acid to form a delicious wine with good length. A full bodied Shiraz. The type of Shiraz that has made the Barossa Valley world famous - 96.
P.s. I recently tried a sampe of the 2010 vintage - it's a cracker. Grab some while you still can.