You could hardly get more Barossan if you tried than this Bruno Shiraz, particularly from the sub-region of Marananga which makes some of the Barossa’s biggest wines. The wine starts off with a very deep colour and that is followed by dense, ripe and luscious fruits – there is blueberry, licorice and toasty oak lifted by roasted Middle Eastern spices and eucalyptus. In the mouth there is a freight train of ripe, teeth-staining dark fruits supported by supple tannins that give a long and plush palate. It is not a wine with much delicacy but delivers plenty in raw power and drinkability. Good value too if you can pick it up for a sharp price.