Arterra Special Edition Pinot Noir 2016 ($29.95, available at Wine Rack stores)
Deep ruby colour; spicy, smoky, tarry nose of black raspberry with vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, vanilla, black plum and black raspberry flavours; mellow tannins ending on a charred oak note. (89)
Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2017 (Barossa Valley, Australia ($21.95, Vintages #522235)
Dense purple-ruby in colour; smoky, slightly tarry nose of blackberries with oak spice; full-bodied, dry, richly extracted flavours of plum, blackberry and dark chocolate carried on lively acidity and ending on a savoury-herbal note.