The 2012 Spinifex Bête-Noir is a good example of a typical, high quality Barossa Shiraz. At eight years of age, this wine is still quite refreshing, while displaying concentrated fruit aromas of plum, blackberry, and forest berries. The fruit would have been picked relatively early in this excellent vintage. The acidity is lifting the wine, while the tannins are finely grained and firm. I would happily drink more than one glass of this well balanced wine.