St Hallett Old Block Shiraz

The 30th vintage of Old Block has risen to the occasion, sitting proudly alongside the 1994 and 2008 as three of the greatest of all time. The density of the season is magnificent, layered with sour cherries, ripe berry compote, liquorice, dark chocolate and pepper. A lively fruit confidence lingers with great persistence and vibrant poise, but it will not be for at least a decade that it declares its full stature. $65 at Sydney Wine Merchants.