Reserve Shiraz - 2017 Gundagai NSW
Twenty years ago the Penfolds Wine people recognised the area around Canberra and Gundagai in Southern NSW as an outstanding region for Shiraz and Cabernet. Planted by them, this vineyard is now in private hands and it is all (well, mostly...) exported.
We have been offered a small amount because we buy their Nebbiolo that the fledgling Chinese market doesn't have a taste for yet.
Give yourself a treat and try this now or keep it for 5 to 10 years. It is a very dark, rich, full bodied red with more than a touch of top notch French oak. Very Australian in style, but the balance of this wine is phenomenal. In China this retails for $48, so it's a steal at $22 and it won't last long.
Try it with barbecued beef or kangaroo.