The current Australian wine scene is full of vin de soif wines, made for park drinking. But what if you want a wine with a serious edge, a wine to impress your father-in-law, then Joshua Cooper is the winemaker for you. It's from a high altitude vineyard with granitic soils in the Heathcote. This longer ripening period has definitely helped to craft this wine into a highly aromatic, fuller bodied shiraz. In fact this wine is so similar in style to many meaty/gamey Northern Rhone wines, making it very hard to pass up. Do yourself a favour and get one for when you need to impress someone special.