Plunkett Fowles Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz

The cool, peppery intricacy of vineyards between 460 and 500m in altitude in the Strathbogie ranges makes for a captivatingly fragrant and spicy style of shiraz in the great 2010 season. Oak is old and new, big and small, English and French, with an elegance thanks to one-third in a rare 140 year-old 5000L English oak cask. Refined, fine-grained tannins carry the finish long and linear, with lingering black plum skin, tangy black cherries and white pepper supported by vibrant acid focus and subtle dark chocolate oak. $28 at Wine Odyssey.