With its hot, dry summers, deep-rooted and phylloxera-free bush vines, and frequent drought, the Barossa Valley has given birth to a bombastic, fruit-forward, full-bodied Shiraz style that’s recognized worldwide. The Hahn estate dates back to 1845, with vineyards first planted there in the early 20th century. 2005 was an outstanding vintage in the Barossa, and this wine would benefit a couple of hours in a decanter before serving. “Dense with purple-black berries and plums. Full-bodied doesn’t begin to describe it: bring on the palate-whacker! Some pencil, violets and tar.” Opulent and complex.