Supple shiraz

Gibson The Smithy Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $29-$35

Excellent deep, dark red/purple colour leads into a gloriously ripe, rich bouquet which is big on dark berries, with earthy, toasty, truffley overtones. It’s medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy on the palate, with lovely supple texture and fine balance. Easy to enjoy now. (Screwcap)

Alcohol: 14.8%

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

Ageing: drink now to 13 years

Food: Slow-cooked lamb shanks

Stockists: Gibson Wines; Nick’s Wine Merchants, Doncaster – Vic; Paddington Fine Wines – NSW (AU)

Ranked: #11 of 33 2016 Shiraz blends from South Australia

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