#74 on the Wine Enthusiast top 100 best Buy 2020
D'Arenberg's cherry-hued Shiraz is a balanced, medium-bodied weeknight sipper. It's open and fragranced like a bowl of freshly picked cherries, raspberries and strawberries. There's a line of baking spices, dried rose and ground black pepper that make this more than just a fruit bomb, however. Lifted acidity makes the fruit feel fresh, even a touch sour at the finish. The tannins are spicy and structured, and the texture is silky. Drink now with a slice of pizza in hand.
The value this wine delivers for the money is incredible. The wine starts out with a deep ruby colour. On the nose, the wine is full of cherry and blackberry fruits, which continue on the palate. What sets this Shiraz apart is the intensity of this ripe fruit, which is just as intense on the finish as when the wine first hits your tongue. The finish has a mineral-graphite edge that balances the fruit nicely. In all, it drinks far, far, above its price point.