McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah, $25
With a range of altitudes and micro-climates, Canberra is a versatile region, capable of producing a number of varietals of excellent quality. Shiraz is one of its flagship varieties, the cool Canberra climate producing medium-bodied reds with an enviable finesse and elegance. It’s because of this that McWilliam’s chooses to label its McW 660 Reserve Syrah, suggesting a softer European-style than the full-bodied Shiraz produced in many Australian regions. This one is a vibrant purple red with spicy oak, gentle tannins, bright red berry flavours and a long finish that invites you to kick back over a winter-warming meal or in front of a roaring log fire. Enjoy!