McGuigan’s iconic The Philosophy Cabernet Shiraz (A$120) is consistently profiled as one of Australia’s preeminent ‘blockbuster’ reds, and the newly launched 2014 vintage is no exception. Crafted from fruit grown in three regions regularly associated with big, robust red wines – Langhorne Creek, Wrattonbully and Clare Valley – it offers loads of power combined with elegance and structure. A certain bet for the cellar… if you can wait.
Grant Burge Nebu
Grant Burge has added another wine to its Icon range. The 2016 Nebu (A$85), short for Nebuchadnezzar in keeping with the biblical theme of the rest of the range (Meshach, Shadrach), is a cabernet shiraz from Barossa. The new addition has a beautifully perfumed nose, and is elegant and complex on the palate with gorgeous blue and red fruits.
Mount Langi Ghiran Talus
Mount Langi’s latest addition to its range, 2017 Talus Shiraz (A$60) has been described as the “ultimate reflection of Langi”. While not in the same league as the winery's single-vineyard Shiraz (A$150), price- and quality-wise, the Talus stands on its own as a beautiful expression of Grampian’s shiraz.