Vasarelli Vineyards Family Reserve Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2016
Pat and Vicki Vasarelli don't make wine, but they grow some of the best grapes in South Australia's historic McLaren Vale district - and they also host some of the region's best lunches, using home-cured hams and salamis prepared according to recipes handed down through their Italian family. The 'Family Reserve' label is used only when the vintage is exceptional.
Wordsmith Single Vineyard Heathcote Shiraz 2015
Heathcote's warm, dry climate combined with ancient volcanic soils produces small, concentrated grapes, and this makes rich, vibrant Shiraz full of deep, dark complex fruit. This character-filled example from Wordsmith is majestic.
Jim Barry Jb Shiraz 2016
Jim Barry is legendary in the Clare Valley, which is one of Australia's most prestigious and premium wine regions. Full of lively berry fruits, sweet spice and floral notes, it's the sort of wine you save for good food, good friends and good conversation.