We have a little wine shop right by our train station. Its family run, and their selection is mostly Aussie centric. They are a really nice bunch though, very helpful, and whenever we pop in to pick something up for dinner, they are always quick with a suggestion. Best of all, they don’t upsell. I went in the other day to buy a bottle we could bring to ny aunt’s place (or first cousin once removed if you will). I asked for a recommendation of something in the $30 range, but they kept on gushing about this $16 Light & Finniss Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (GSM) 2012 from Barossa Valley.
Intrigued, I bought this back for ourselves. Decided to open it tonight. What a treat! What a find! One of the tastiest wines we have had here to date, especially at this value. Very plush, soft, and refreshing, with just a hint of spiciness of the shiraz and mouvedre at the end. Will just have to pick up a few more bottles!