Shiraz * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * McClaren Vale, South Australia
The late Bob Oatley was the spiritual father of Australia's second wave of winemakers. Indeed, the director of the Oatley group is the dynamic and go-getting Larry Cherubino. The Finisterre rare focuses on single-variety, single-region wines with an emphasis on selected special sites that display the winemaker's preferred characteristics. There's no shortage of bright blueberry and blackberry fruit, floral aromas and liquorice here, all supported by a core of spicy earthiness. Soft and fleshy in texture, showing the influence of some stylish French oak.