Toolangi Reserve Shiraz, Yarra Valley 2010 $55-$60
This delicious shiraz was made by David Bicknell from 30-year old vines on the Hamer vineyard near Yarra Glen. It’s fruit-driven, youthful and elegant, with red fruits, spice and meaty aromas. Drinking well now. (13 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score 94 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Drink now to 2030.
Food idea: Smoked duck.
Stockists: Prince Wine Store, Zetland (NSW) & South Melbourne (Vic.) or www.toolangi.com
Ranked #3 of 25 2010 Shiraz tasted from Yarra Valley
Price Benchmark: $66.50 Avg 94pt 2010 Shiraz tasted from Australia