Rutherglen Estates Burgoyne’s Block Mourvèdre Shiraz Grenache, Rutherglen 2013, $18
This inexpensive red blend is not hugely complex but has very good balance and drinkability. Good colour and dark plum, meaty charcuterie aromas, the palate fruit-driven and plum and herb flavoured. Appealing fruit sweetness and light, gentle tannins. (13.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to eight years.
Food: Barbecued sausages.
Stockists: Harvest Wine & Liquor, Northcote (Vic.); Glebe Liquor (NSW)
Price Benchmark: $21.00 Avg 90pt 2013 Mourvèdre Blend tasted from Australia