Syrah & Shiraz

So good they named it twice… Shiraz is mostly found in Australian wines, and Syrah, the name used in its homeland, France, the rest of Europe, California and so on.

SHIRAZ

Shiraz has become synonymous with the New World’s rise to fame as wine producers. The style in Oz is often full-bodied, with rich fruit chocolate and spice notes. The warm growing conditions lend an almost sweet feel to the wine while in France – particularly in the Rhône, Syrah’s first home – pepper is the unmistakeable hallmark of the grape.

SYRAH

Syrah’s most renowned use is in the Rhône – particularly Côte Rotie and Hermitage. Here bottles can demand a very high price, but look further south and you’ll find Syrah used very successfully in blends – often with Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault – and going for considerably less dosh. In France, Syrah’s hallmark aroma is black pepper often complemented by a very pleasing mouthful of blackberry, prune and figs.

Cuvee Jean Paul 2016 Vaucluse Rouge 750ml

$15.95

"So smooth, you don't need to think about it, but if you pause you will find it is surprisingly good!" A classic Rhone red; friendly and warming leafy, autumnal aromas and an ample, sweet dried currant palate. A delicious, uncomplicated medium-bodied,...

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Les Arnevels 2014 Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$20.78

Les Combes d'Arneval is a lieu-dit, or an informal name for a small area known by locals that's not on any map. An old hunting hangout, this particular lieu-dit spans 25 hectares of vines and is located just a few kilometers...

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Johnny Q 2014 Shiraz 750ml

$17.95

This wine, made from grapes from Coonawarra and Padthaway, is opaque, dry, and rich. It's young and fresh, yet also has a surprising amount of licorice, spice, and a savoury character you wouldn't expect at this price. Ripe blackberry, smoky vanilla oak,...

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Chusclan 2015 Esprit du Rhone Red 750ml

$19.04

A deep garnet colour with a sturdy nose of red fruit. On the palate there's sweet, ripe red fruit, a little black cherry and redcurrant flavour, with light spiciness and a tight finish. An easy-drinking wine that will go well with food.

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Yalumba 2016 The Triangle Block Shiraz/Viognier 750ml

$30.34

2016 Triangle Block Shiraz is a deep purple, red colour. It opens with the brooding exotic complexity of purple florals, anise, herbs, dark cherries and red pomegranate. This showcases the high tone florals and precision of Eden Valley Shiraz. The palate...

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Fondreche 2017 Ventoux Rouge 750ml

$30.34

Tasted from tank, the 2017 Ventoux Rouge is a promising blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, with the Mourvèdre the only component that aged in barrel. Mixed cherries, spice and peppery notes come together on the medium to...

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Kingston Family 2013 Syrah "Lucero" 750ml

$43.39

Bright violet. Fresh, mineral- and smoke-tinged dark berry and floral pastille scents show very good clarity and pick up a hint of cracked pepper with air. Juicy, appealingly sweet and lithe on the palate, offering sappy blackberry, cherry compote and...

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Marietta Cellars NV Christo Lot 3 Red Blend 750ml

$34.69

A new offering from Jake and Scott Bilbros is the non-vintage Christo Lot #1, a Rhône Ranger blend of 69% Syrah, 12% Petite Sirah, 18% Grenache and 1% Viognier. A killer wine, it offers peppery, cured meat, blackberry, black currant and...

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Chateau de Peyguerol 2015 Costieres de Nimes 750ml

$24.26

From the oldest known Chateau in the region, this wine is a Rhone blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache grapes. Bunches are destemmed and macerated for 18 days under temperature control.  A lovely deep red and a nose dominated by aromas of the...

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Vieux Telegraphe 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 750ml

$121.65

Forward and up-front, especially by this cuvee-s standards, the 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf (65% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) exhibits perfumed aromas of herbs de Provence,...

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Boland 2013 No. 1 Reserve Shiraz 750ml

$39.04

RANGE DESCRIPTIONSince Boland Cellar came into existence, the vineyard blocks that produce these wines have been meticulously farmed to craft this award-winning RESERVE NO1 range. The wines stands testimony to the true & bold character of each...

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Langmeil 2016 Orphan Bank Shiraz 750ml

$91.21

A nearly sure-fire crowd-pleaser, the 2016 Orphan Bank Shiraz marries taut, red-berried fruit with elegant overtones of cedar and mint. It's full-bodied but retains lovely tension and freshness while delivering concentrated red raspberries, currants,...

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Laroche 2016 Syrah Grenache 750ml

$18.17

La Roche's Syrah-Grenache blend is a dry red from Southern France. On the nose, dense aromas of red and black berries combine with spice and herbal notes over time. More of the same on the lively and fruity medium palate with a decently long finish. If...

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Montes 2016 Alpha Syrah 750ml

$30.34

Winemaker's Notes: "From our La Finca estate, in the Apalta Valley, the 1999 vintage was our first Syrah. This is the scarcest of our Alpha wines. Yields are very low at only 6 tonnes per hectare. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for one year and...

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