Peter Lehmann 2016 The Barossan Shiraz, $25
South Australia’s Barossa Valley is home to some of the world’s greatest, and oldest, Shiraz vines. Peter Lehmann was one of the valley’s great pioneering winemakers, so there’s a lot of history wrapped up in this bottle, even though Lehmann died in 2013 and the company is now in the hands of the Casella family. The fruit for this Shiraz comes from across the Barossa, and its quality is remarkable for the price. Generous and full-bodied, the wine has fine tannins and a soft finish, making it perfect for drinking now or down the track. There are layers of chocolate and mocha, hints of nutmeg and other spices, and aromas of sweet cherry, quintessential characters that have put Barossa Shiraz on the map.