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.

Callia Alta 2013 Shiraz Malbec 750ml

$19.04

A lighter style of Malbec that has a clear deep ruby colour; black cherry and plum with hints of oak and spice; cedar, blackberry, plums, mulberry, raspberry, tobacco leaves, anise, cassis, spinach leaves & a touch of spice. dry, medium body with...

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Chusclan 2015 Esprit du Rhone Red 750ml

$18.17

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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Heritage Road 2014 Shiraz 750ml

$15.56

This Aussie Shiraz leaps out of the glass, with aromas of blueberry, plum and black pepper. On the palate, there's mulberry and blackberry, vanilla oak, spicy pepper and ripe fruits. Medium bodied, with soft tannins and good length.

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Victoria Park 2014 Shiraz 750ml

$19.91

This gem hails from the sunny vineyards of South Australia. Made from a blend of Shiraz and Viognier, this wine is bright crimson red in colour. The palate is true to the variet with a generous, ripe fruity core and flavours of dark plums and...

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Cuvee Jean Paul 2015 Vaucluse Rouge 750ml

$14.69

"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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Santa Ema 2012 Amplus One 750ml

$33.82

Critical Acclaim: Saturated ruby. Aromas of candied cherry and blackcurrant are complicated by pipe tobacco, sandalwood and floral oils. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering intense cherry-vanilla, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that flesh...

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Marietta Cellars NV Christo Lot 2 Blend 750ml

$41.65

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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Yalumba Oxford Landing Shiraz 750ml

$15.04

Winemaker's Notes: A sublime Shiraz. Deep purple red in colour, it has lifted aromas of plums and black cherries with hints of violets and white pepper. The generous palate has flavours of blackberry and plum, complimented by soft, supple tannins with...

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La Frenz 2015 Syrah 750ml

$32.95

The 2015 Syrah is a deeply hued and full-bodied wine that was produced in a northern Rhone style and reflects the excellent harvest that fall. The addition of a small percentage of Viognier during fermentation is represented both in the vibrant colour...

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Sine Qua Non 2012/2013 Grenache "Stein" 750ml

$543.39

"The 2012 Grenache Stein incorporates 16% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre. Aged 22 months in mostly used oak (various sizes), it offers awesome purity and freshness in its black raspberry, cassis, ground herbs, white pepper and licorice-driven bouquet. The palate...

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Matetic 2010/2013 Corralillo Syrah 750ml

$26.00

Winemaker's Notes:This 2013 vintage comes from vineyards on a hillside with different exposures to sunlight, and all have soil compositions of different degrees of clay filtration through granite, and are managed in accordance with the principles of...

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Leeuwin Estate 2014 Artist Series Shiraz 750ml

$67.74

"No question this is the best shiraz Leeuwin have released since beginning their rediscovery of this variety a few years ago. Soft and luxurious with supple fleshy fruit held with firmish tannin and quality fine grained oak. Shows the greatest density...

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