With the potential to produce outstanding, high quality (and price) wines, I prefer to look at the more commercial end of the spectrum. As it gets more and more difficult to buy decent Shiraz under a tenner, this variety gives people the flavour they want at the price they want.
2011 Vortice Nero d'Avola
Soft and juicy with a nice floral element coming out. Quite juicy berry flavours leading to a touch of spice, oodles of cherry and a delicious veggie backbone. Lacks the minerality I would expect from a wine grown on volcanic soils, and is a bit more international style, but nice nevertheless. 83pts
2010 Coralto from Curatolo Arini Nero d'Avola
Lots of savoury fruit, it has the earthy, minerally volcanic soil character coming through. A layered wine, fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy veggie flavours. A good, value wine. 85pts