Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz, Eden & Barossa Valleys 2013 $22
The grapes come from a patchwork of vineyards throughout the two regions. It has a deep, bright, young colour and an attractive berry, spice, violet bouquet, while the palate is very intense and focused, with lively but balanced grip and a vitality that will ensure it lasts. It punches above its station. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.) Score 92 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing? Best drinking 2016-2033.
Food idea: Beef and mushroom casserole.
Stockists: Red Bottle Central (NSW); Templestowe Cellars and all IGAs (Vic.)
Ranked #8 of 49 2013 Shiraz tasted from Barossa Valley
Price Benchmark: $37.25 Avg 92pt 2013 Shiraz tasted from Australia