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.

Rockford 2012 Basket Press Shiraz 750ml

$112.95

"Produced with selected small parcels of old, dry grown Barossa Shiraz from nearly 30 of the Barossa's finest grape growing families. The vineyards are situated in different sub-regions throughout the Barossa, which adds to the complexity and depth...

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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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Jim Barry 2013 McRae Wood Shiraz 750ml

$85.13

Deep garnet purple in color, the 2013 The McRae Wood Shiraz has a profound nose with black plums, berries and cherries, alongside spice box, violets, cedar and toast. Full, rich and chewy, though with slightly astringent tannins, the oak is poking out a...

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