Tasting notes: Compatriots means 'mates' and this plush blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot is in a proud Australian tradition. It has a generous and enticing nose, and the palate is an delicious mix of ripe red fruits, liquorice and cedar, with rich, smooth tannins offset by gentle, juicy acidity. Think roaring fireplaces, lamb shanks and winter comradery. This wine will age well for 15 years.
"Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2010 Southwest Rocks Shiraz has an intense, complex nose of ripe black cherries, black raspberries and roses with underlying hints of toast, nuts, baking spices and smoked meat. Light to medium-bodied with amazing intensity and tension in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of grainy tannins, very crisp acid and a long finish. Made for the long haul, consider holding onto it for a year or two and drink 2014 to 2024+."