Yalumba FDR-1A Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

Don’t let the name, label or cork seal put you off, FDR-1A is one of my favourite Barossa wines right now, and 2010 is one of the greatest. Three-quarters cabernet lends delightful aromas of violets, capsicum, leaf and blackcurrant, emphasising the pretty character of cool climate Eden Valley fruit. One-third shiraz builds great depth and succulence of black plum and black cherry fruit, while very fine, refined, yet grippy and firm, cedary tannins promise longevity. $35 at My Cellars and Nicks.