St Hallett Barossa Western Front Shiraz

The Barossa’s hot, low-lying western fringe is the subject of no shortage of controversy, but it can certainly deliver a punch when its vines grow up, as they clearly have here. This brand new Dan Murphy’s exclusive puts on quite a show of generous depth and persistence in its flavours of sweet black plums, spicy rhubarb, ripe blackberries, liquorice and black olives. Supple fruit remains the focus, gently supported by fine, soft tannins. Admirable Barossa concentration and character for the price. $14 at Dan’s.