Devil’s Lair Hidden Cave Margaret River Cabernet Shiraz

The great Australian blend is relatively rare in Margaret River, but this example demonstrates what is possible at the riper end of the scale. Cabernet blackcurrant fruits take the lead (60%) backed by the blackberry fruit of shiraz and dark chocolate French oak. It holds its brightness and confidence, with finely structured tannins carrying a long and linear finish. $17 at Nillumbik Cellars, Aussie Wines, ANZ Wines and No Frills.