Water Wheel Memsie Homestead Shiraz, Bendigo 2013 $12
It’s hard to believe this generous mouthful of red wine is just $12. With its deep, youthful red-purple colour, pepper/spice and red berry aromas, it’s full-bodied, rich and supple with stacks of flavour and soft tannins. Alcohol, too, but it doesn’t show. (Screw cap; 14.8 per cent alcohol.) Score 90 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing? Drink now to10 years.
Food idea: barbecued beef ribs.
Stockists Sydney Wine Merchants (NSW); Ritchie’s IGA stores (Vic).
Ranked #5 of 19 2013 Shiraz tasted from Central Victoria
Price Benchmark: $35.60 Avg 90pt 2013 Shiraz tasted from Australia