According to winemaker Alan Kennett (and thousands of Black Stump customers), when you combine Durif and Shiraz "magical things happen". Perhaps that explains Black Stump's splendid decade of popularity. The wine owes its name to a mythical outback landmark, now part of the Aussie language. An expression of the best, biggest, richest anything, "this side of the black stump" effectively means "in the known world". How appropriate for a wine of peerless intensity and popularity. Dark Durif - "the grape that takes no prisoners" (The Observer) - and juicy, spicy Shiraz have a turbo charging effect on each other, creating a velvety and irresistible style. Serve in large glasses with char-grilled steak or a Sunday roast.