Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Oaktavius’ no more, this label is the happy benefactor of a regime of restraint, no longer all about full-bodied Barossa shiraz in tiny barrels, now much more sophisticated and articulate in its fruit expression and style. Magnificent layers of deep-set black plums, black cherries, mixed spice, black jubes and aniseed are laced together with fine, supple yet confident tannins. Its glossy and endearing on release at six years of age and will age confidently for the medium-term. $80 at Discount Wines.