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Shiraz - Syrah Wines

Wine Types

Shiraz and Syrah wines are from the same grape. Shiraz is a red wine. The most widely planted wine grape in Australia, Shiraz has been a dominant wine for Australia because of its bold, fruity, ripe flavours and drinkabality. Yearly harvest of Shiraz in Australia is about 430,000 tonnes. Other popular grapes from Australia; Chardonnay 406,000 tonnes, and Cabernet Sauvignon 250,000 tonnes.

There are almost 500,000 acres of Shiraz/Syrah in all World Regions. France (160,000 acres) and Australia(100,000 acres) have the most vineyards. Spain has about 50,000 acres, and Chile has the least vineyards of the Shiraz grape with 15,000 acres.

In some regions like Australia, it is named Shiraz, whereas other regions; like France it is named Syrah. Depending on the region where it is grown, the wine can be fruitier or more earthy. Typically, in Australia Shiraz is more fruitier and spicy in style, whereas in France, it is fruity and with earthy notes like mineral.

Syrah from France regions is usually Blackberry, Blueberry and Boysenberry flavours and either tart or jammy. In France, Syrah is sometimes blended with the Grenache grape(light body grape) and the even richer Mourvedre grape, to create a Côtes du Rhône blend. Syrah from France has medium acidity and tannins.

Flavours-Aromas

Shiraz flavours and aromas can include: blackberry, blackcurrant, black cherry, boysenberry, blueberry, plum, red fruit, jammy, licorice, spicy, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, pepper, mineral. Fruit, Mineral and earthy notes are typical of Shiraz from France, regions like Roussillon and Cote du Rhone.

Buying Shiraz Wines

Australia is famous for its Shiraz wines; with most wines being produced in the Barossa, Limestone Coast and Mclaren Vale regions. Australian Shiraz can include many of the mentioned flavours.

Look for brands names like Wolf Blass, who make several distinct Shiraz wines; Jacobs Creek who make a Shiraz and a Shiraz double barreled wine. Mcguigan brand makes several Shiraz as well, each with unique flavours and aromas. Other brands in Australia include Yellow Tail, Lindemans, Banrock Station, and Hardys Nottage.

Wines from Cote de Rhone, France, have blackberry and blackcurrant flavours aromas and mineral notes are common from this region. Look for bottles labelled from these regions/names; Bertrand Grand Terrior Syrah, Bila Haut Chapouter Syrah, and Perrin Vacqueyrales Christins.

In USA, brands like Skinny Girl, make a red fruit and jammy Shiraz with a Light Body. From Chile, brand name - Casa Concha Marques, makes a blackberry, cherry and spice flavoured Shiraz.

Canadian brands Bodacious, and Naked Grape make Shiraz wines. Naked Grape has a bold bodied Shiraz with black fruit, licorice, and spice notes. Bodacious makes a medium bodied jammy Shiraz with blackcurrant, and spice flavours and aromas. These wines can be found in the Wine By Country Section

Wine Style

Many Shiraz brands have a bold and full body. A few wine brands make a lighter body, and some like Skinny Girl brand from USA makes a Light and Fruity Shiraz. The USA and South America Shiraz wines typically have more fruit-driven characteristics with spicy aromas.


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Shiraz - Syrah Wines

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah Style: Bold Body, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Mulberry, Peppercorn,
Sugars: 4g/L
Food Pairings: BBQ
Price: $16 750ml Country: Australia

Wolf Blass Bilyara Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Full Body, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Plum, Spicy
Food Pairings: BBQ, Sausages
Price: $13 750ml Country: South Australia
Tasting Note: Good

Wolf Blass Black Spice Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Pepper, Herb
Food Pairings: Lamb, Steak, BBQ
Price: $20 750ml Country: Australia

Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Ainse, Chocolate
Food Pairings: Lamb, Roast,
Price: $24 750ml Country: Australia

Wolf Blass Brown Label Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Very Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Blueberry, Spice
Food Pairings: Grilled Beef, Grilled Lamb
Price: $40 750ml Country: Australia

Lindemans Shiraz Bin 50
Varietal: Shiraz Style: FullBody, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Red Fruit, Spice, Jammy
Sugars: 9g/L
Food Pairings: BBQ
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia
Tasting Note: Very Good

Jacobs Creek Shiraz (Red)
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Light Fruity
Flavours-Aromas: Red Fruit, Chocolate, Coffee
Food Pairings: BBQ
Price: $13 750ml Country: Australia

Jacobs Creek Barrel Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold Body, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Jammy, Chocolate, Vanilla
Food Pairings: BBQ, Roast Pork
Price: $20 750ml Country: Australia, Barossa Valley

Mcguigan Black Label Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Smooth, Medium, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Ripe Berry, Spice
Sugars: 9g/L
Food Pairings: BBQ, Pork
Price: $11 750ml Country: Australia
Taste Note: Very Good

Mcguigan Bin 2000 Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold Body, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Creamy, Jammy, Ripe Berry
Food Pairings: BBQ, Pork
Price: $15 750ml Country: Australia
Taste Note: Very Good

Rosemount Diamond Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Full Body, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Berry Fruit, Spicy
Sugars: 6g/L
Food Pairings: BBQ
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia

Naked Grape Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Jammy, Spicy
Food Pairings: Pizza, BBQ
Price: $12 750ml Country: Canada

Yellow Tail Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Spice
Food Pairings: Pork, Ribs, BBQ
Price: $12 750ml Country: Australia

Banrock Station Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Plum, Spice, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Ribs, BBQ
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia

Tatty Road Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Smooth, Medium,Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Black Fruit, Chocolate, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Pork, Ribs
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia, South Australia

Rymill Yearling Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold Body, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Mint, Spice
Food Pairings: Pork, Ribs
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia, Coonawarra

Hardys Nottage Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Jammy, Blueberry, Spice
Food Pairings: Pork, Ribs, BBQ
Price: $15 750ml Country: Australia
Taste Note: Very Good

Bodacious Smooth Red (Shiraz)
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Smooth and Medium Body, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Jammy, Blackcurrant, Spice
Food Pairings: Chicken, BBQ, Ribs
Price: $13 750ml Country: Canada

Skinny Girl Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Light and Fruity, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Jammy, Red Fruit, Soft
Food Pairings: Chicken
Price: $15 750ml Country: USA

Bila Haut Chapouter Syrah
Varietal: Syrah Style: Bold, Very Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Black Cherry, Mineral, Spice
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Hard Cheeses
Price: $18 750ml Country, France, Roussillon

Nederburg Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Red Berry, Smoky, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Lamb, Sausages, BBQ
Price: $13 750ml Country, South Africa
Taste Note: Very Good

Kleine Zalze Selection Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Very Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackcurrant, Plum, Spice
Food Pairings: Grilled Beef, Lamb Chops
Price: $21 750ml Country, South Africa

Kwv Roodeberg Red Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Pepper, Red Fruit, Spice
Food Pairings: Casseroles, Stews
Price: $13 750ml Country, South Africa
Tasted Note: Good

Alto Estate Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Berry Fruit, Dried Fruit, Smoky
Food Pairings: Lamb, BBQ
Price: $32 750ml Country, South Africa

Mimic Shiraz
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Black Fruit, Pepper, Spice
Food Pairings: Pork, Lamb
Price: $18 750ml Country, Spain

SHIRAZ CABERNET

Yellow Tail Shiraz Cabernet
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Cassis, Mint, Spice
Food Pairings: Lambs, Stews
Price: $12 750ml Country: Australia, New South Wales

Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Mint, Pepper
Food Pairings: BBQ
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia, South Australia

Black Cellars Shiraz Cabernet
Blueberry, Cherry, Spice
Smooth Body, Dry
$14, Shiraz Cabernet, Canada - Ontario
Taste Note: Very Good

Wolf Blass Shiraz Cabernet
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Jammy, Pepper, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Hamburgers, BBQ
Price: $16 750ml Country: Australia, South Australia

Mallee Rock Shiraz Cabernet
Varietal: Shiraz Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Mint
Food Pairings: Hamburgers, Ribs, BBQ
Price: $16 750ml Country: Australia, South Australia




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