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Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River 2012 $17 Value: excellent

Hay Shed Hill’s introductory brand regularly stands out for value. It’s deep red-purple coloured with a spicy, berry bouquet with hints of meaty, smoky charcuterie and a herbal element. It’s quite full-bodied with density and ‘chew’, ample soft tannins and a graphite note. Now to seven years. 14 per cent alcohol. 89/100 – Huon’s Wine 360

Food: barbecued beef spare ribs

Stockists: The Melbourne Wine Store; Rose Bay Drive in Liquor Store, Sydney

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