The Foster's group produce loads of cheap, cross-regional shiraz under brands such as Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Rosemount, but for roughly the same money, none of these come close to the consistency or character of their single region Wynns Shiraz.
Beautifully ripe, plummy and vibrant, the 2008 Wynns displays a generously fruited fragrance of dark plums, cherry and cedar/mocha oak with a classically regional whiff of white pepper. Its medium-full bodied palate delivers a similarly dark fruited, cherry-like expression of its radiant, well composed character, before finishing long and firm with a drying extract of grainy tannins overlying persistent, savoury spice notes and emerging cedar/vanilla oak.
ü+ An inexpensive shiraz which reflects some serious winemaking polish, the 2008 is a real hit for Wynns and must be an early contender for bargain red of the season. Drink to 2018.