Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2010 (McLaren Vale, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $24
It is not hard to love these 2010 McLaren Vale reds. Rich, even, balanced, intense – so much to enjoy. Wirra is on a roll of late too, so no surprises that this looks good.
It’s a toasty sort of Shiraz this year, the oak quite prominent on the nose, but supported by big rich fruit. Plush, smooth, classically proportioned palate of warm berries and cocoa oak with a certain black fruit seam that is very attractive. All plum fruit and wonderfully rounded this is easy Vale red, wanting only a little more definition to be a superstar. Much to like for the dollars regardless.
Score: 17.8/20 92/100
Would I buy it? If I was on a $20 budget and was looking for something meat friendly then yes.