Showy shiraz

Mount Avoca Malakoff Shiraz 2013, Pyrenees, AUD $46

A lovely big, typical Pyrenees red with dark chocolate and peppermint aromas, toasty oak and spices in the background. Good concentration, full body and a powerful finish. It will age very well. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: Drink now and for at least 12 years

Food: Hard cheeses, especially Reggiano

Stockists: Mount Avoca Wines; Auburn Cellars, Hawthorn (Vic); Gamboni’s Deli, Wellington (NZ)

Ranked #12 of 29 2013 Shiraz tasted from Western Victoria

Price Benchmark: AUD $52.54 Avg 93pt 2013 Shiraz tasted from Australia

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