2012 Hereford Shiraz

Ralph Kyte-Powell
Variety Shiraz
RRP 15

Inexpensive for Heathcote shiraz, Hereford follows a cattle theme on the label and it does have a meaty persona. Berry, spice, earth and Worcestershire sauce-like aromas introduce a rich, peppery palate of medium body, good balance and easy drinkability. (Screw cap; 14 per cent alcohol.)

Ageing? Drink over two years.
Food ideas Minute steaks; lamb and vegetable pasties.