Teusner The Riebke Barossa Valley Shiraz

A good dose more spice than usual this year lends a layer of complexity rarely found at this price, while upholding the supple core of black plums, black cherries and rhubarb for which we love Riebke. It’s fresh, lively and eminently fruity, with just enough support from fine, supple tannins. It doesn’t pretend to be big or long-lived, but holds its own as the consummate Barossa BBQ quaffer. The 2013 has the restrained versatility to match with anything you’d serve with a Barossa grenache blend, too. From old, low yielding Ebenezer vines, you could confidently plonk this smart proprietary bottle on the table alongside much more expensive company. $18 at Jim Murphy’s, Discount Wines, My Cellars, Nicks and Wineaway.