Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz, Castilla, Spain 2012 $14
A very youthful, fruit-driven young red with a deep, bright red-purple hue and a commensurately fresh, bright, red-fruit aroma, with almond and violet notes. The taste is smooth and supple with a good balance between fruity and savoury flavours. Well-measured tannins provide a clean finish. (Screwcap; 13.5 per cent alcohol). Score 88 ★★★½ – view on Huonhooke.com
Ageing: Drink now to seven years.
Food: BBQ pork ribs and plum sauce.
Stockists: Ritchies IGA Stores, Melbourne; Leura Cellars, Sydney.