Seppeltsfield Barossa Shiraz 2012 (Barossa, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $30
The only challenge is such a style tends to just soften further in the cellar rather than actually improve. Still, the plum fruits, well integrated oak and late sweetness makes this mighty commercially attractive.
You just know this is going to be popular. The gripe is that is quite simple, juicy wine and a fraction light on the tannins for higher points.
Tasted: October 2014
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? Not quite. But would recommend.
Buy online: Seppeltsfield website