An Aussie Shiraz/Cabernet Goes Well with Barbecued Keftedes

Barbecue time and we were keen to try Jamie’s Keftedes from Jamie Does.  Keftedes are beef meatballs and we served them with flatbreads and pitta.  We chose a bottle of The Optimist Shiraz/Cabernet 2009 from Sunday Times Wine Club.  This was a powerful red and the meatballs were not particularly strongly flavoured, but it worked quite well.  The combination tended to accentuate a smooth, plummy aftertaste in the wine.  Very pleasant.

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