Red at a steal

The Thief Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $22

This new brand is produced by winemaker Tash Mooney, who also makes Fox Gordon Adelaide Hills wines. It’s a soft, round, rich, medium-bodied red nicely balanced for drinking young. The bouquet has spicy, floral and fresh earth notes superimposed on chocolaty, dark berry fruit. (Screwcap)

Score: 89 ★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.2%

Ageing: drink now to 10 years

Food: drink with barbecued chops and sausages

Stockists: The Hilton Hotel, South Rd, and The Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide; Dan Murphy’s stores (AU)

Ranked #5 of 25 2016 Grenache blends from South Australia

Good buy Rating: Good

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