Deep crimson-purple; the wine does express its regional origin courtesy of the earthy dark chocolate subtext, but the question is why was it necessary to end up with such high alcohol; savoury bitter chocolate, prune, blackberry and licorice are the drivers of the palate.@@Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Savitar Shiraz is redolent of blueberry compote and blackberry preserves with hints of sauteed herbs, mocha and bark. Full-bodied with mouth-filling blue and black fruit preserve flavors, it has a medium level of chewy tannins, balanced acid and finishes with good length if a little warm. Drink it now to 2019+.@@A supple, tightly built shiraz, this gains its concentration and black plum￢ﾀﾓskin scent from extended skin contact. It￢ﾀﾙs moderate in weight, and earthy, with some finesse to the structure. Decant it for grilled lamb chops.