Classic, old school Shiraz. Ripe red and blue berries, earth, leather and savoury. Great length and screaming out for a BBQ treat. Drink soon.
Killibinbin built a reputation on making shamelessly Australian reds dripping with ripe fruit and charm. Those early wines are still standing testament to how good that style can be.
Langhorne Creek– The region that has done so much, for so many but never truly recognised for its efforts. Dry, hot and disease free, there are some lovely reds being made here or used to blend into and bolster bigger brand wines. Whites are just finding their feet too. There are a handful of excellent quality producers to watch.
Shiraz/Syrah – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.