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 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’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 2020 Vaucluse Rouge 750ml


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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Pasico 2020 Monastrell Shiraz 750ml


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 2016 Shiraz 750ml


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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Le Petit Chat 2020 Malin Rouge 750ml


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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Rocca delle Macie 2019 Sasyr Toscana IGT 750ml


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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Earthworks 2020 Shiraz 750ml


Vibrant ruby red with crimson and magenta hues. Aromas of dark berry and satsuma plum cleverly supported with spicy mocha, liquorice, vanilla, and pepper. The hints of boysenberry and strawberry all converge to allow your senses to take you on a...

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Rockford 2016 Basket Press Shiraz 750ml


Inky, violet color. Expressive aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, violet, incense and Indian spices, along with building minerality. Stains the palate with vibrant black raspberry, blueberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that slowly deepen...

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Nichol 2021 Syrah "Old Vines" 750ml


This is the oldest syrah in Canada, planted in 1990/91 on granite bedrock at the end of the Naramata Bench. It remains one of my favourite wines to taste and track, with every year a different record of season. Elegant and finessed as ever, with rivers...

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Two Hands 2016 Shiraz Bella's Garden 750ml


2015: Destemmed, crushed, open-fermented with regular pumpovers, some parcels including 20% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, matured in French hogsheads and puncheons (17% new) for 18 months. Full crimson-purple hue; the quality of the fruit is...

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D'Arenberg 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz 750ml


Dark ruby. Black and blue fruits, candied licorice, pungent flowers and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Lush and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis and blueberry flavors that turn spicier and firm up through the back half...

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Rolf Binder 2015 Hales Shiraz 750ml


More concentrated and of a brooding, darker fruited personality than the straight Barossa Shiraz, this is all preening dark fruit flavours laced with anise, lifted with violet and driven along the palate by tightly meshed tannins and a bolt of old vine...

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Kingston Estate 2019 Shiraz 750ml


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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Laughing Bird 2020 Shiraz 750ml


This 100% Shiraz is ripe and aromatic with notes of cherry, chocolate and vanilla to the fore. The palate continues the chocolate-cherry theme, with powder dry tannins and a fine, fresh acidity on the finish. A great match for grilled red meats. --...

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Burrowing Owl 2020 Syrah 750ml


In 2020 the syrah and viognier (two percent) were hand-harvested in the second half of October from estate vineyards on the Black Sage Bench and in Osoyoos. They get a gentle crush before fermenting in stainless steel tanks with a small amount of syrah...

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