Sydney Morning Herald, 9th October 2012

Wine of the week – Review by Huon Hooke

Lavina Grand Royale Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2010
$100, 95/100
A decadently rich, powerful, lusciously fruited shiraz. Dark chocolate, liquorice, plum, beef-stock and black-olive aromas of super-ripe fruit. The texture is decadently smooth, fleshy and seamless. It responds well to decanting. An opulent wine. Now to 2022 and beyond. 14.5 per cent alcohol.

Food: Rare grilled steak