Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Reserve Shiraz

This single vineyard Yarra Valley shiraz is fragranced with an intricate assembly of understated black plum skin, blackberries, black pepper, black cherries and a hint of fresh liquorice straps. The palate captures wonderful density without ever losing control of its elegantly medium-bodied aspirations, a trail of black that is dead straight, immaculately polished and yet confidently scaffolded with firm, refined tannins. A wine of great length and such appeal that you could drink it now or any time in the next decade. $34 at Wood Street Wines.