Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah grapes are small with thick dark skins and are able to produce red wines capable of aging for decades. The vine is relatively productive and disease resistant; it buds late and ripens early. It has enjoyed a surge in popularity throughout southern France.

The wines are deeply coloured with medium acidity and are usually full-bodied and generally have a blackberry and dark chocolate character. Many undergo some oak treatment, which can give toast, smoke, vanilla and coconut flavours to the wine.

Northern Rhône is the classic region for Syrah, which is rarely blended here. The finest wines are made from grapes grown on the steep terraces above the Rhône. Many of these are so narrow that no machinery can be used. The best appellation is Côte-Rôtie.

Syrah is also the most planted variety in Languedoc-Roussillon and we have seen it adding structure and savour to our blends there - the wines are supple and fruity with a particularly polished mouthfeel.

Shiraz has been Australia's major black grape variety for decades. Grapes grown in hot climates in regions such as McLaren Vale have flavours that include intense blackberry and plum and notes of dark chocolate. Use of oak in these wines can be pronounced.

Syrah has also been hugely successful in Chile, with some great elegant and fruity styles accompanied by peppery spice.


Reserva Rosé Carmenere

Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Carménère 85%, Syrah/Shiraz 15%

Rose petal-coloured, clear, brilliant and clean, this Apaltagua Carmenere Rosé has perfumed aromas of tart red fruit, such as raspberry. With floral notes such as rose, as well as hints of citrus, there is a touch of light balsamic and subtle spice. In the mouth it is fresh and dry, with a medium body and a long finish.

ABV 13.5%

Coleccion Carignan

Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Carignan 85%, Syrah/Shiraz 12%, Pinot Noir 3%

A deep, intense ruby-red colour, the Apaltagua Colección Carignan has a powerful nose, with notes of wild fruits like blackberry and cherry, with floral notes reminiscent of Syrah and Pinot Noir. More subtle hints of sweetness and cedar are also present. In the mouth it is fresh, deep and potent, with an irresistible purity and an impressive persistence. Ageing potential from now until 2020.

ABV 14.5%

Reserva Syrah

Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

The Apaltagua Reserva Syrah is ruby red in colour and possesses fresh fruit aromas. It is distinguished by notes of cherry with light touches of mint and vanilla which are contributed by the barrels. It has soft tannins with a fresh and delicate finish

ABV 13.5%

Crozes Hermitage La Touviere Rouge

Boissy & Delaygue
Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Sparkling red ruby in colour, fruity bouquet with a wild shade of wood, Strong and well-constituted taste and is a well balanced wine. Recommended serving temperature is 16°C.

ABV 13.0%

Finca Valdelroble

Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Tempranillo 60%, Merlot 30%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

Lively, deep dense red colour with delicate aromas of wild forest flowers. Ripe tropical fruit characters. Mineral touches come through against a backdrop of spicy and smoky notes. Hints of just picked grapes on the palate along with fresh tannins. In the mouth it is full with a long lingering finish.

ABV 14.5%

Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique

Cave Du Tain
Tain l'hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Intense garnet-red colour with purple tints. Delicate aromas of blackberry fruit, with vanilla and light oaky notes. Rich on the palate with a good sweetness and a firm tannic structure. Final notes of fresh blackcurrant, violet and oriental spices.

ABV 13.5%

Château Millegrand Minervois

Château Millegrand
Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Carignan 30%, Syrah/Shiraz 20%

This deeply coloured barrel aged Languedoc blend is perfumed with dark cherries, black pepper and vanilla spice. Hints of wild herbs and minerals add to a rich palate of dense dark fruits and subtle oak. It is medium bodied yet well structured with a good backbone of fine tannins and restrained acidity providing an excellent, long finish.

Made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, this lush, oak-aged red offers intense forest fruits with notes of black pepper and spice. Serve with rare roast beef, lamb, a game casserole or duck.

ABV 13.0%

M de Minuty Rosé

Château Minuty
Côtes de Provence, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Cinsault 40%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

A magnificent wine of pleasure, the aromatic harmony of Grenache and Cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. The mouth is fresh and round.

ABV 13.0%

Minuty Prestige Rose

Château Minuty
Côtes de Provence, France

Grenache/Garnacha 60%, Cinsault 20%, Tibouren 10%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

Precise and delicate with notes of flowers and melon. In the mouth it is powerful and well balanced, with notes of citrus and red fruits, underlined by a pleasant minerality. A clean finish.

ABV 13.0%

Creek Station - Shiraz

Currency Creek Estates
Currency Creek, Australia

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Abundant Plum and ripe berry characters combine with and hint of cinnamon, pepper and vanilla oak, resulting in this approachable wine.

ABV 14.5%

Côte du Rhône Chantepierre

Domaine Chantepierre
Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 60%, Syrah/Shiraz 20%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 10%

Bright lively garnet red. Powerful aromas of spice and red fruit. Soft attack, structure and mellowed, good long finish.

ABV 14.5%

Lirac

Domaine Chantepierre
Tavel, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 50%, Syrah/Shiraz 30%, Carignan 10%, Mourvèdre 10%

Bright deep crimson shot through with mauve. Animally, ripe fruit, caramel. Soft attack, good structure, aftertaste of liquorices, notes of toast at the end.

ABV 14.5%

La Germine

Domaine Declaux
Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 95%, Viognier 5%

Deep colored ruby ​​color. Stylish and elegant nose, black fruits, spices, smoky notes. The mouth is both full and silky. Lots of volume and long lasting in the mouth.

Masion-Rouge

Domaine Declaux
Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

The Côte-Rôtie is a wine that guards its secrets. Lovers of old vintages will keep them 10-15 years before they taste. However, Côte-Rôtie can be appreciated as soon as bottled, the wine will present aromas of black fruits, spices and a dense mouth characteristic of the Côte-Rôtie on their youth.

ABV 13.0%

Esquisse

Domaine des Hauts Châssis
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Deep purple and violet colour with black and garnet-red reflections. Spicy on the nose and light redcurrant: black violet, black fruits, prunes and blackcurrant. Full supple and fruity mouth, supported by silky tannins.

ABV 13.0%

Les Châssis

Domaine des Hauts Châssis
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Crimson purple colour with mauve reflections. Elegant, crystallized and spicy on the nose: violet, mocha coffee and Havana, cocoa and nutmeg, black cherry, blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry. Bright firm and cordial mouth, civilized by tannins made round and silky by the maturing.

ABV 13.0%

Les Galets

Domaine des Hauts Châssis
Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Deep crimson purple and violet colour; expressive nose, spicy, fruity and crystallised. Vanilla and Havana, cocoa, black cherry, Morello cherry and blackcurrant. Full on the mouth, cordial, fruity; well-balanced with fine and tonic tannins conferring a beautiful length.

ABV 13.0%

Cornas Confidence

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Highly concentrated nose of black fruits and spices. Very powerful and complex mouth with really tight but soft tannins. Very mineral.

ABV 13.5%

Cornas Empreintes

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Highly concentrated nose of black fruits and spices. Very powerful mouth with really tight tannins. Very string and generous but also great delicacy. Ageing potential 10-15 years.

ABV 13.5%

Cornas Prémices

Domaine Durand
Cornas, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

A deep red colour. Concentrated nose of stone fruits and spices. The mouth is full with soft but tight tannins. The wine is very generous and long-lasting with a fresh finish. Ageing potential 6-10 years from the vintage year.

ABV 13.5%

Brune et Blonde de Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France

Syrah/Shiraz 96%, Viognier 4%

Dark ruby red colour. Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas. Round soft tannins on the pallete. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla. Overall balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak

Côtes du Rhône Guigal

Domaine E. Guigal
Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 52%, Syrah/Shiraz 45%, Mourvèdre 3%

Deep, dark red in colour. Fresh fruit aromas with red and black berries. The palate is full, powerful and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Full with a soft finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. Goes well with cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese.

St Francois Xavier Gigondas

Domaine St Francois Xavier
Dentelles de Montmirail, Rhône, France

Grenache/Garnacha 70%, Syrah/Shiraz 13%, Mourvèdre 12%, Cinsault 5%

Red wine with cherry color. A generous fruity that expresses itself from the attack on a suave and exuberant mouth and seduces you with its aromas of red fruits and its freshness. Long finish on the cherry core for this Cru franc and straight texture by smooth, almost melted tannins.

ABV 13.5%

Hoopenburg Shiraz

Hoopenburg Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Gorgeous crimson colour, lightly spiced with delicate berry aromas on the nose and palate. The initial mouth feel is quite sumptuous, with this elegant Shiraz finishing long and full. Clean palate, and a fresh fruit driven nose results from a good balance in acidity and rounded tannins.

Integer Syrah/Mourvedre/Carignan - Hoopenburg

Hoopenburg Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Mourvèdre 36%, Syrah/Shiraz 36%, Carignan 28%

This is a classic Rhône style blend with lots of depth on the palate with spice and black berry on the nose. Mulberries and whiffs of cinnamon, dried herbs and liquorice with very subtle spices in the background. On the palate there’s fruit at first, a structured mid-palate, with lovely elegance, finishing with silky savoury tannins. This wine has a sinewy strength to keep it in perfect shape for +5 years.

Rosso IGT di Toscana

I Veroni
Chianti Rufina, Toscana, Italy

Sangiovese 70%, Merlot 20%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

Ruby red in colour with violet reflections, conspicuous vivacity, very limpid and with a good smoothness. An intense and persisting perfume, very refined with inkling of wood fruits and of red ripe fruits. Good flavour, tanning, persisting, harmonic and with good substance.

Kirkton Vale Shiraz Cabernet

Kirkton Vale
Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Syrah/Shiraz 42%

A rich intense and full bodied red wine with startling berry fruit aromas and flavours balanced with an abundance of oak and firm tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure perfectly compliments the fruit and chocolate flavours of Shiraz, for a complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark, a luxurious treat.

Windjammer Shiraz

Shaw Family Vintners
Australia

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Aromas of plums on the nose, blueberries and spices are generous on the palate. It finishes with subtle pepper overtones and an impression as big as its namesake.

Steeple Jack Shiraz

Steeple Jack
Australia

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Deep ruby red in colour, blackberry/stewed plum fruit with hints of mocha and lifted vanillin on the nose; a full, soft fleshy palate driven by boysen berry, cassis, cinnamon spice and a touch of white pepper leading to a smooth velvety lingering finish.

ABV 14.5%

Emetior Shiraz

Stonemason
Australia

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

This shiraz begins with smokey vanillin oak and goes through the spectrum of chocolate, coconut, violets, peppers and prune, to a full, rounded palate and finishes with elegantly balanced tannins.

Stonemason Shiraz

Stonemason
Currency Creek, Australia

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

This Shiraz emits dark cherry, anise and cedar aromas, with a soft, full approachable palate of plum and mulberry laced with traces of vanilla and white pepper complexity.

ABV 14.0%


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