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. Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage 'Albéric'

    So delicious that it will inevitably be consumed straight away...but should you forget about a few bottles, they will age beautifully for at least another 5-6 years. Learn More

    £25.00
  2. Tenet The Pundit Syrah, Château Ste. Michelle

    A very smooth mouthfeel glides into a long silky finish with flavors of red cherry and blackberry. Learn More

    £29.50
  3. Syrah Maroccoli, Planeta

    Intense and persistent on the nose with notes of black fruits like cherry and blackberry. Learn More

    £29.50
  4. 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
  5. Crozes-Hermitage, Cuvée Laurent, Domaine Combier

    Rich and spicy with an underlying savoury quality. Learn More

    £23.50
  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. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, St. Joseph Les Pierres Sèches

    Elegantly perfumed with raspberry, violet and black pepper. Learn More

    £26.50
  8. Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz Barossa Valley

    Beautiful purity, silky-soft texture and lusciously juicy fruit. Learn More

    £28.50