2010 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz

The nose is rich, with coffee, dark chocolate, smoked meat, tobacco leaf, and blueberries. Upon opening it is lush and sweet, with big blueberry and chocolate flavors. With a couple of hours, though, it seems to move from Barossa to the northern Rhone, showing blackberries, smoked meat, coffee, and olives. A floral layer, perfumed lavender, shows on the mid-palate. The meat, olives, and florals linger on the finish. Drink with pot roast. Recommended (89). DH

WHO: Chateau Tanunda
WHAT: Shiraz (Syrah)
DESIGNATION: Grand Barossa
WHERE:  Barossa Valley, Australia
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $16 (media sample)