Mount Horrocks Watervale Shiraz

Stephanie Toole is a master of capturing red wines of restraint, structural definition, poised acidity and low alcohol. The outstanding 2010 season epitomises her uncompromising focus, while simultaneously upholding impressive fruit concentration of immaculately ripe blackberry, black plum and liquorice. The restraint of the style provides space for the detail of site to be expressed through a finely tuned tannin structure, reflecting the chalky mineral texture of limestone soils, with an assuredness that will see it well into the next decade. $35 at Cellar D’Or.