Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro Blend * 75cl * 14.5% ABV * Barossa Valley, Australia
Australia's Charles Melton has long championed Grenache and Shiraz - once unfashionable, these varities are now considered benchmarks of the Barossa. This has a complex, spicy nose of sweet cedar, new oak, liquorice and garrigue, which makes you instantly think of this as Australia's answer to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Plump, with round, soft tannins and notes of leather and blackberry, it would suit a nicely charred steak. This is top-drawer Aussie red.