Huon Hooke’s SMH Wine Of The Week this week is the Tapestry BG&V Shiraz 2007. Huon writes:

‘BG&V stands for Bakers Gully and Vignerons, the two vineyards where the grapes were grown. Very low yields resulted in intense flavours in McLaren Vale in 2007 and you can find modestly priced reds that really over-deliver.

Typical plummy, chocolaty, earthy regional aromas, a hint of licorice; oak nicely understated. In the mouth, it has a pleasing balance of savoury and fruit flavours, good fleshy texture and a hint of chewiness, the tannins and flavours already starting to mellow. Well balanced, it’s good to drink now and should age gracefully for at least a decade. 91/100.

Food – Red meats and game, casseroles and pasta with meaty sauces. Also hard cheeses such as Cheddar and compte.’