Australia — South Australia • $22.95 • WD Score 91/100

Here’s a very stylish Aussie Shiraz from Coonawarra. It is deep, dark purple in colour, with vibrant aromas of black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, a waft of black pepper, and nuanced vanilla and oak spice underneath. Crisp acidity, balanced alcohol and fine tannins frame the ripe (but not over-ripe) fruit on the palate. It’s juicy, full of life, and the oaky backdrop is constrained, giving the wine a sense of depth without overly obtrusive flavouring. The acidity will allow this to evolve nicely in the cellar. While I wouldn’t place this within the true cool climate ethos that is becoming more common in Australia, it is a lovely, balanced and quite elegant wine. And it’s a fine value that won’t disappoint. • Tasted 2018-02-03 • LCBO id#433060 • Find it at your nearest LCBOMARK ANTHONY BRANDS (Agent)

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