Best Buys under $35
2020 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz, Barossa Valley, A$29
Alluring scents of cassis, blueberry, blood plums and smoky vanilla oak are lifted by a whiff of cracked pepper and backed by vanilla oak. Medium to fullish in weight, it’s smooth and polished, with a generous, mouthfilling core of black and blue fruits, liquorice and smoky oak that culminates in a lingering, savoury finish of soft acids and charcuterie notes. Stylish, with the ability to age for around five years, it’s very approachable right now and extraordinary value.