St Hallett Gamekeeper’s Barossa Shiraz Grenache

Gamekeeper’s is an institution in the wonderful world of shiraz grenache and – blimey – I can’t remember a rendition as expressive as this marvellous new release. All hail 2010, for its beautifully accurate fruit expression, with grenache contributing rhubarb and red berry notes, and shiraz, black plum, black cherry and pepper, overlaid with a perfumed violet lift. It’s all neatly woven together with fine, supple, softly textured tannins. Never pushing beyond medium-bodied aspirations, this is a brilliantly priced Barossa BBQ legend. $10 at Wine List Australia, Aussie Wines and No Frills Wines.