Ziegler The Brickyard Shiraz 2022


For me, this is the pick of the trio. As with the others, fruit and flavour to the fore is the motto, wines to give pleasure even if they are not overly complex – this would be an absolute star at your next gourmet barbecue. A delicious Barossa Shiraz that is opaque maroon in colour showing lifted aromatics with plums and mulberries, black olives, hints of leather and delicatessen meats with good intensity. Seamless too, through to very fine tannins with lots of chocolate notes on the palate and good length. It will cellar for six to eight years if you feel the need, but better to enjoy over the coming winter.