Stylish Roman

Z Wine Roman Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $35

From the Zerk sisters, Janelle and Kristen, comes a very stylish wine, half of which is 90-year-old bush-vine grenache. Deep, bright hue and ironstone-like, spicy, mineral bouquet leading into a wonderfully intense, complete palate with good line and persistence. A great-value red to drink or cellar. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: drink now to 15 years

Food: Grilled, spice-rubbed lamb cutlets

Stockists: Z Wines; Prince Wine Store, Zetland (NSW) and South Melbourne (Vic); Greg Day: +64 3 5432 980 (NZ distributor)

Ranked: #5 of 24 2016 Grenache blends from Barossa Valley

Awarded: Top Rank

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