O’Leary Walker Clare Valley McLaren Vale Shiraz

Short of it’s time-stopping flagship Claire (read on!), this is O’Leary’s top Clare shiraz. It’s a perennial bargain, perpetually discounted below $20 ($18 at WineStar and Dan’s this week). This is a particularly flattering vintage, showcasing the glossy blueberries and blackberries of Clare with a little under one-third McLaren Vale shiraz to rev it up. Refreshing acidity, milk choc oak and a firm, fine tannin profile promise great things later this decade.