Much consternation about Oz Shiraz', much of it warranted. To much heat, alcohol or fruit bombs. Not this beauty. Expensive at $50, and worth the dough. Smooth and sophisticated with glorious flavour and everything in balance. Worthy of your $$$. Much needed after a seriously shitty day. It appeased my wrath. If it is any consolation you are paying less than I would have to in Australia. Not that I would buy it - d'Arenburg wines are overpriced and overrated in my opinion.