Pepper Tree Coquun Shiraz

In years to come, we may look back on Coquun as Jim Chatto’s most profound and longest-lived achievement in his years at Pepper Tree. He describes 2011 as his “attack on Graveyard”. In brilliance of controlled power, there’s no question it’s one of the standouts of an incredible Hunter vintage. An impressively inky and focused core of black plum and black cherry fruit is drawn inwards toward a singularity like a vortex. Firm and controlled yet silky and supple tannins spiral downwards into a finish of intense focus and mesmerising length. $53 at Cellar d’Or.