Greenock, Laycock Family Vineyard is the go. All shiraz, all the time.
GW: Exotic Indian spice, floral, thyme and lavender, vanilla and toast. Blackberry nip, earth and toast, suede-like grip to tannin, black olive and ripe blackberry on a long firm finish. Feels very primary. Slight warmth though it, but gee it’s got some mojo. 95 points
MB: Pours like quill ink. Dark chocolate, ripe plums, whiff of kirsch, forest berries and lavender, garam masala spice. Slippery, dense and concentrated, midnight dark berries, swish of fine, lacy tannin in a sheath around the lavish licks of dark fruit and exotic spice. So complex, rich and potent. Texture is wonderful, the finish just that bit breathy and warm. The wine is generally epic. 94 points Drink 2023-2036. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.