Buy of the Week NZ

Yalumba Galway Vintage Barossa Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, NZD $18.95

Modern Barossa shiraz without the sweetness and overt American oak influence that, for me at least, hampers drinkability. This is a supple, balanced red with appealing plume and berry flavours plus a seasoning of spicy oak. Drink it up. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Slow-cooked Wakanui scotch, asparagus, shrimp butter

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland; New World Supermarkets nationally (NZ); Negociants Australia (AU distributors)

Ranked #9 of 30 2016 Shiraz from Barossa Valley

Price Benchmark: NZD $18.97 Avg 91pt 2016 Shiraz tasted from Australia

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