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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.

Famille Perrin 2019 Ventoux Rouge 750ml

$15.49

From the makers of the iconic Château de Beaucastel, savvy sippers know Famille Perrin is a steal. The grapes from this mixture of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah were picked from the vineyards located on the slopes of Mont Ventoux...

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Cuvee Jean Paul 2018 Vaucluse Rouge 750ml

$15.95

A classic Southern Rhône red; friendly and warming leafy, autumnal aromas and an ample, baked fruit palate. A delicious, uncomplicated, soft, fruity and very drinkable red. Drink with hearty food such as grilled meats and casseroles. Also great...

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Hommage 2016 Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$19.91

Gabriel Meffre has been a leading producer in the southern Rhone for over eighty years. Hommage pays tribute to the region with a wine that has aromas of ripe cherry and spice, and an expressive palate that is balanced and supple. Superb with roast...

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Pasico 2018 Monastrell Shiraz 750ml

$15.57

A stunning wine from the 'new wave' Jumilla region of southern Spain. It tips its hat to the classic regions of Spain but delivers a whole lot more. The blend of Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) and Shiraz (aka Syrah) grapes make this a real blockbuster...

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Johnny Q 2015 Shiraz 750ml

$17.95

It’s always fun to happen upon a wine that is such a terrific buy you want to pull an Oprah. You get a bottle, you get a bottle and so on and so on. Johnny Q has a richly deserved following because this is so much wine for such a good price. It...

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Chusclan 2018 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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Pour Le Vin 2017 A La Carte Syrah 750ml

$19.91

This energetic wine from France's Languedoc region is from 40 year old vines in the Aude region. Grapes are de-stemmed and macerated in tanks before bottling. On the nose, enticing aromas of juicy cherry, plum and blackberry. The palate is succulent and...

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Monster Vineyards 2016 Shiraz 750ml

$17.30

Monster Vineyards crafts wines for the curious at heart. Winemaker Stefan Arnason sources grapes from vineyards that match the expressions of their portfolio; bold, fruit-forward, and pleasing to the palate. The Monster Shiraz displays a robust nose of...

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Le Vieux Pin 2019 Petit Rouge 750ml

$27.74

This year’s blend consists mostly of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to a gorgeously classic summer growing season with a balanced crop.  Cabernet Sauvignon, albeit in a smaller percentage as part of the blend, still makes its...

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Le Petit Chat Malin 2017 Rouge 750ml

$15.56

Formerly Chat en Oeuf, this supple red is made from selected parcels of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Carignan.  A primary nose of red berries leads to a juicy yet savoury palate awash with red berries, cherries and strawberries and a touch of dustiness,...

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Ojos del Guadiana 2016 Seleccion 750ml

$16.43

Syrah+Merlot+Cabernet Sauvignon Deep, intense cherry colour; spice and ripe fruit aromas; Powerful and fleshy palate, with a lingering finish. Great with stews, game meats and cured cheese. -- Winemaker *** OJOS DEL GUADIANA, produced under the...

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Kingston Estate 2018 Shiraz 750ml

$20.78

Bouquet: Concentrated dark spicy fruits with hints of pepper and apparent toasty oak.  Palate: Ripe fleshy dark fruits are integrated with soft silky tannins to give a velvety textured finish.  Pair With: Slow cooked pork shoulder with fennel...

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Marietta Cellars 2014 Christo Red Blend 750ml

$44.26

The 2014 Christo Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah Blend is composed of 60% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 14% Grenache and 4% Viognier, aged for 18 months in neutral barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose reveals lifted floral notes of fragrant violets...

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Rocca delle Macie 2016 Sasyr Toscana IGT 750ml

$20.78

Color: intense ruby red .  Bouquet :very intense and complex, with fruity  aromas of cherry, blackberry and raspberry.  Taste: smooth with a good structure, it has  a pleasant freshness and a long persistent  aromatic finish...

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