Shiraz/ Syrah

Shiraz was made famous by some of the fantastic wines coming out of Australia, what many don’t know is that it is made from the very same grape as France’s Syrah from the Rhône Valley.  In Australia, Shiraz is the most planted grape variety and can produce wines with depth and intensity.  Different flavours can be tasted from different regions with the Barossa valley in Australia producing Shiraz with hints of chocolate whilst Shirazes from cooler regions show flavours of black pepper.  . The best Shirazes can age for up to 10 years or more.

Generally speaking, Australian Shiraz can reach quite high alcohol levels and can also taste slightly sweeter, richer, riper and more full bodied than a Syrah from France.  After 5-10 years, a Shiraz matures to a smooth, velvety wine with fruity, berry characteristics.  French Syrah on the other hand, grown largely in Northern Rhône, has a trademark flavour of black pepper.  In the Southern Rhône Syrah is quite commonly blended with Grenache and Mouvèdre to produce popular and impressive wines such as Châteauneuf du Pape.

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  1. Crozes-Hermitage, Cuvée Laurent, Domaine Combier

    Rich and spicy with an underlying savoury quality. Learn More

    £23.50
  2. MAN Family Wines 'Bosstok' Pinotage

    A modern twist on a South African Classic. Lots of ripe fruits and trademark smoky character fill each mouthful of this wine. Learn More

    £9.95
  3. The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg

    The jewel in the d’Arenberg crown. Superbly rich, superbly structured and just…. superb!! Shiraz at its finest.

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    £37.50
  4. Thelema Stellenbosch Shiraz

    Aromatic and complex nose of blackberries, currants, liquorice and spices. Full bodied and with ripe fruit and a lash of vanilla on the firm finish. Learn More

    £17.50
  5. 660 Reserve Shiraz, Hilltops, McWilliam's

    We absolutely love this fabulous Shiraz from the outstanding, high-altitude Hilltops region. Highly recommended, and superb value for money.

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    £14.95
  6. Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Wild Ferment Shiraz

    Really, really delicious - a superb Shiraz that with gorgeously pronounced black fruit, black pepper and liquorice notes, beautifully rounded, velvety tannins and fabulous freshness. Learn More

    £27.50
  7. Columbia Valley Syrah, Chateau Ste Michelle

    Produced by Chateau Ste. Michelle, the founding winery of Washington State, this Columbia Valley Syrah has an inviting velvety texture, brimming with red and dark berry flavours. The fruit is harvested from the Wahluke Slope vineyards, a site with ideal growing conditions for traditional Rhône varieties. The wine is given 18 months in oak barrels to give a smooth richness to this approachable, fruit-forward style. Learn More

    £16.50
  8. Ken Forrester 'The Renegade' Shiraz Grenache

    This elegant Rhone blend displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Learn More

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  9. Abstract, Orin Swift

    This wine is bursting with juicy red and dark fruits. Learn More

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  10. Cave de Saint Desirat IGP Ardeche

    Black pepper and Parma violets on a medium-weight body with vibrant acidity and light tannins. Classic Northern Rhone. Learn More

    £9.95
  11. The Stump Jump, Shiraz, d'Arenberg

    The nose is chock-full of fresh blackberries, cherries and dark chocolate sprinkled with spices. The palate is fresh and juicy, ripe red fruits mix with plums, blackcurrant, flowers and a twist of black pepper. The tannins are fine with d’Arenberg’s trademark earthiness helping keep this easy going wine in check.

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    £11.95
  12. Philip Shiraz, Mt. Pleasant

    Classically medium bodied, exhibiting true Hunter regionality with its perfectly balanced acidity and impeccable length Learn More

    £15.95
  13. Leyda Syrah Reserva, Leyda Valley

    Expressive, complex, silky and juicy - amazing value! Learn More

    £11.95
  14. Viña Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

    Multiple trophy-winning cool-climate Syrah; perfumed black fruit character and elegant texture. Learn More

    £14.95
  15. Brézème Cotes du Rhône, Charles Helfenbein

    Medium-bodied, soft, and silky with notes of smoked meat, violet, olive, and pipe tobacco. A deft balance of acid and tannin on the finish. 

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    £19.95
  16. 1877 Canberra Shiraz, McWilliam's

    This prestigious wine takes its name, “1877”, from the year the first generation winemaker, Samuel McWilliam, planted the winery’s first vines in Corowa NSW and McWilliam’s Wines was born. Learn More

    £42.50
  17. Henschke Henry's Seven

    GOLD MEDAL SWA 2015 - Soft, rich and spicy peppery fruit on the palate. The texture is juicy and lush with layers of velvety tannins. Learn More

    £25.00
  18. Domaine Yves Cuilleron Syrah Les Vignes d'à Côté

    This is Cuilleron's VDP Collines Rhodaniennes - and we think the pedigree of Cuilleron you get a tasty snapshot of their superb wines without paying a premium price tag.

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    £15.95
  19. The Footbolt Shiraz, d'Arenberg

    A wine any lover of Shiraz will happily be seduced by! Learn More

    £14.95
  20. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Côte Rôtie, La Madinière

    Deeply concentrated, tight and seriously well structured. Learn More

    £59.50
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