Buy of the Week AU

Houghton Stripe Range Shiraz 2016, Western Australia, AUD $13

This is a strong follow-up to the trophy-winning 2015, and similar in style. Smoky toasted-nut aromas over sweetly ripe blackberry fruit which flows through the palate. The tannins are evident but soft, the fruit sweetness lending a touch of opulence. Extraordinary value and often discounted. (Screwcap)

Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: drink now to eight years

Food: drink with pepperoni pizza

Stockists: Dan Murphy’s stores, Victoria and NSW (AU only)

Ranked #29 of 173 2016 Shiraz from Australia

Good Buy Rating: Excellent

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