Think Robert De Niro meets Ryan Gosling. This is bold, deep, and intensely brooding. Earthy, savoury and tannic, this classic variety is undervalued as a standalone wine. And only slightly intimidating.
2017 McLaren Vale
2017 McLaren Vale$22 per bottle
Pale salmon in colour (it’s just not PC to call it flesh tone), this wine has lovely florally, spicy and um… cherry-y aromas. Light and tangy, crisp and dry, it’s perfect served cold, like revenge… with fresh prawns and oysters. Or porridge. Hey, don’t knock it till you try it.
2016 Barossa$26 per bottle
Make no mistake, this one’s a real fruit cake… but in a VERY good way. It permeates through the aroma and palate of this this premium Shiraz, along with spices and boysenberry. Dripping with Barossa opulence, this wonderful wine is a real balancing act. Powerful, yet restrained. Deep, yet aromatic. Shaggy, yet Scooby.