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6. FERNGROVE THE STIRLINGS 2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ Drink by 2022, $70 92/100

Plenty of richness here from oak and very ripe fruit with jam and fruit purees appearing. In the mouth, a middle palate paradise of fruit flavours with ripeness with a fruits of forest spectrum of flavours. The oak balance is well handled and there is savoury element to the flavours with its southern bright fruit freshness.

7. MILES FROM NOWHERE BEST BLOCKS 2014 SHIRAZ Drink by 2017, $21 92/100

Spicy-edged sulphides give a sweaty, grapefruity edge to the dark fruits, edges of butter malo aromas add dimension to the quality fruit. the tannins are soft, the raspberry middle palate is fresh and generous medium body and lingering red cherry jam fruits. Some sulphidic notes close down the fruit flavours, fabulous flavours.

8. EVANS AND TATE  REDBROOK 2012 SHIRAZ Drink by 2018, $49

95/100

Fruit complexity with black berry, red cherry and black olive fruit aromas and well integrated oak that sets up a spicy edge to add class, charm and complexity. The palate has fine-grained soft tannins that finesse the tip of tongue. Flavour flickering through red fruits spices, five spice and cinnamon, smoked meats make an appearance yet the dark fruit core is ever present with white pepper spice to close. This is a really well made and crafted wine with the quality tannins adding to the red fruit flavours on the finish.

9. FRANKLIN TATE ESTATES 2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON Drink by 2019, $24 94/100

Opulent, complex pretty fruits with roasted black berry and toasted oak. The palate has length and strength with quality expressed as evenness of texture with finesse, fine-grained tannins fresh fruits with flavours in ripe raspberry wed to silky tannins and the middle palate fruits showing plenty of flavour with the oak and grape tannins drawing it all to a close.

10. RINGBOLT 21 BARRIQUES 2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON Drink by 2028, $38 95/100

The aromas here are framed by a quality fruit and oak balance with delicacy that respects Margaret River fruit showing dark berry, mulberry, black currant and mint. The palate is youthful with tannins that are firm and slightly drying with the joy coming from the very full flavours in the middle palate showing complex black fruit, black currant, dark wine gums on the finish This is very good value for money which has made it a very popular choice both here and in Canada.

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