Buy of the Week AU

St John’s Road Blood and Courage Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, AUD $22

A playful and youthful wine, with crimson hues, and true medium-weight. The energy of the fruit is to be applauded, and although shy at first, it does have considerable weight and depth. Decanting is of benefit to this wine, giving it time to grow. The cherry and raspberry aromatics are extraordinary and I adore the suppleness of the tannins and the quiet intensity of the fruit, not to mention the wine’s value!

Score: 92 ★★★★

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Pork and veal meatballs

Stockists: Dan Murphy’s (AU); Fine Wine Delivery Company (NZ)

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