There are plenty of big, gutsy Barossa shirazes out there; many of them simply too oaky or too high in alcohol for my palate. This, however, is a very different beast; it has plenty of flavour but it is also beautifully balanced, making it wonderfully easy to drink. All the elements of great Barossa shiraz are in place without any hint of excess. Take a bottle of this along to your favourite pizza or pasta joint and you certainly won’t be disappointed. $22.