This had everything in beautiful balance. Nice body and concentration. Velvety texture. Nose had swirling mixture of smoke, gravelly minerals, gorgeous dark berry fruit, and a meaty element. Deep flavors of iodiney/minerally blackberry extract. A saline element in the finish, which is long. Not overripe or hot, as many Aussie Shirazes can be. Really fine. A-. Was about $15 at Total Wine in Fairfax. Drink over the next two years.
(Sorry, 2009 shown.)