Hesketh Midday Somewhere Shiraz 2021
This wine has spent some time in French oak, but that works merely as a supporting condiment rather than any dominating factor. Sourced from the Limestone Coast, it is deep purple in colour with notes of dry herbs, coffee grinds, tobacco leaves, black fruits, root vegetables and warm earth weaving throughout. The structure is generous and welcoming, soft and silky, with very fine tannins. This is very much upfront in style, quite simple, but offers good drinking over the next year or two, especially with a big rich stew. Great buying.