St John’s Road Blood and Courage Barossa Shiraz 2013 $20 ★★★½B&C_nv

Produced from fruit grown in the Seppeltsfield, Stonewell, Bethany and Ebeneezer sub-districts of the Barossa Valley, this is a very pretty, vanilla and berry-scented red that carries dusty, leather and cocoa characters alongside sweet, juicy fruit edged with creamy, chocolatey notes and smooth, earthy spices on the finish.  Robust and ribsticking.