Gundog Estate Marksman’s Shiraz, Canberra District 2014, $60
This is a beautiful, effortless shiraz in the modern cool-climate style. The aromas of bright berry fruit and herbal-mint are very fragrant and inviting, suggesting blueberry, raspberry and blackberry. It’s light to medium-bodied, driven by fruit, with very light, caressing tannins. Utterly lovely. (14.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to 14 years.
Food: Barbecued and marinated quail.
Cellar door: 02 4998 6873 or www.gundogestate.com.au
Ranked #9 of 36 2014 Shiraz tasted from New South Wales
Price Benchmark: $55.33 Avg 95pt 2014 Shiraz tasted from Australia