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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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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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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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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Marietta Cellars NV Christo Lot 3 Red Blend 750ml

$40.78

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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Yellow Tail 2016 Shiraz 750ml

$11.99

This [yellow tail] Shiraz is everything a great wine should be – vibrant, smooth, rich and easy to drink.Red berries, spice and liquorice. Enjoy with steak or in front of a roaring fire. --Winemaker  

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Earthworks 2015 Shiraz 750ml

$28.60

Inky ruby. Aromas of dried cherry, cassis and licorice, along with a peppery element in the background. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors and a jolt of cracked pepper that adds spicy cut. Closes with firming...

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Oxford 2014 Landing Shiraz 750ml

$14.45

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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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 2012/2014 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 750ml
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Langmeil 2012/2014 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 750ml

$165.13 $104.16

In the few months since I first tasted it, the Langmeil 2014 Shiraz 1843 Freedom has opened considerably, and it now appears much more approachable than I previously thought. It's savory yet sweetly fruited at the same time, offering hints of raspberry...

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Montes 2015 Alpha Syrah 750ml

$25.99

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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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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Rosemount 2015 Shiraz Cabernet 750ml

$15.13

According to Rosemount Estate, weather conditions in 2015 produced a very strong vintage in Southern Australia. Comprised of 88% Shiraz and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, this smooth sipper can be enjoyed on its own or accompanying pasta, lamb, and duck...

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Mitolo 2014 7th Son Grenache Shiraz 750ml

$47.74

Variety48% Grenache, 45% Shiraz, 7% Sagrantino RegionMcLaren Vale AppearanceIntense garnet red BouquetBramble herbs with hints of cracked black pepper underpinned with earthy, dark fruit characters of Satsuma plum, black cherry and liquorice...

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Jim Barry 2012 McRae Wood Shiraz 750ml
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Jim Barry 2012 McRae Wood Shiraz 750ml

$85.13 $62.11

Vinous 92 pts Clare Valley, South Australia Drinking window: 2020 - 2026 Vivid ruby. Ripe dark berries, violet and pipe tobacco on the nose, complemented by a smoky accent and a hint of peppery spices. Broad, fleshy and seamless on the palate,...

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