|WINERY||Wynns Coonawarra Estate|
Once an essay in American oak, Michael now epitomises the power/elegance crossover possible in good Coonawarra shiraz. Deep and dark, it has tangy plum, berry jam and mocha-like oak aromas, and a sustained, seamless, middleweight palate finished in ripe, fine, tannins. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.)
Ageing? Yes, two to 15 years.
Food ideas Roast racks of lamb; char-grilled steaks.