Castagna Adam’s Rib The Red Nebbiolo Shiraz, Beechworth 2013 $35
A 70/30 nebbiolo shiraz blend, not really expressing either variety but a very good red wine. Rich aromas include dark chocolate, dark berries, dried herbs and spices. It’s lush and rich to taste, fleshy and almost opulent, the tannins very present but smooth and fine-grained. (13.5 per cent alcohol; Diam.)
Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Best now to 15 years.
Food: Barbecued marinated quail.