We all need those wines we can reach for anytime. You know the ones: they combine quality and affordability, meaning you can stock up on them as a reliable option for whenever required. Whether that’s a weeknight drop to enjoy on the couch, or a crowd-pleasing bottle to crack open when friends or family drop round, the five shiraz wines ahead will satisfy the occasion.
2017 Mitchelton PREECE Heathcote Shiraz
Winemaker says: Vibrant purple in colour, the wine bursts with aromas of ripe berry fruit and savoury spice. The generous palate is abundant in raspberry and blackberry fruit, with characteristic spice adding complexity and interest. Round and ripe tannins punctuate the persistent finish.
RRP $20 | 2032 | Mitchelton PREECE
2017 Sanguine Estate Progeny Shiraz
Winemaker says: Deep, dark purple hue. Aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry are mixed with liquorice and a hint of pepper. A rich palate of juicy berries, liquorice, pepper and smoked-vanilla cedar seals the deal.
RRP $25 | 2031 | Sanguine Estate
2016 Grant Burge Filsell Old Vine Shiraz
Winemaker says: Deep, crimson red with a bright purple hue. Captivating aromas of liquorice, plum, raspberry, dark chocolate and vanilla lead into a full-bodied palate, balanced by the richness and sweetness of fruit.
RRP $44 | 2036 | Grant Burge
2015 Taltarni Pyrenees Estate Shiraz
Winemaker says: This wine is soft, plush and persistent, with great depth and fruit weight. Extended skin contact and cool ferment temperatures created a wine with elegance and complexity.
RRP $40 | 2026 | Taltarni
2014 Yering Station Village Shiraz
Winemaker says: Black pepper, clove spice and a hint of dark chocolate on the nose. The palate displays a mix of spice and satsuma plum. The fruit centre and firm tannins support an overlay of integrated oak.
RRP $24 | 2025 | Yering Station