Spinifex Bête Noir Barossa Shiraz

It’s impossible to overstate the sheer class of the 2010 vintage for Barossa reds, and in the right hands it defines a hitherto unexplored plane of new generation Barossa shiraz. Bête takes the black fruit depth of classic Barossa and superimposes it onto a resolutely medium-bodied palate of finely textured, honed tannins and tangy acidity. Black plums, black cherries and violets carry seamlessly through a lively and crunchy palate, accented with fruit mince spice, dark chocolate and black pepper. $34 at Randall’s and Wine House.