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. Shiraz, FRAM

    Elegant red fruit, fresh green spice. Complimented by a firm yet rounded tannin, ensuring a full and long wine. Learn More

    £14.95
  2. The Stump Jump GSM, d'Arenberg

    Dark plum fruits, mulberries and licorice with plenty of concentration, depth and velvety tannin. Learn More

    £11.95
  3. The Love Grass Shiraz, d'Arenberg

    Savour this unusual Shiraz with its complex mix of fruits evolving from tight and linear at first to rich, dark and exotic. Learn More

    £14.95
  4. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, St. Joseph Les Pierres Sèches

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

    £26.50
  5. 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
  6. Ken Forrester 'The Renegade' Shiraz Grenache

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

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  7. Philip Shiraz, Mt. Pleasant

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

    £15.95
  8. Tooma River Shiraz, Tooma River

    A rich nose redolent with red and black berry aromas and a smooth, textured palate dripping with juicy dark fruits. Learn More

    £9.25
  9. Syrah Maroccoli, Planeta

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

    £29.50
  10. Are you Game? Shiraz

    Black pepper, plum and cinnamon mingle with nutmeg and subtle oak notes. The palate is full of ripe red fruits and a medley of complex spices. Learn More

    £14.95
  11. Henschke 'Mount Edelstone' Shiraz

    Top of the range Shiraz from this revered producer. Learn More

    £125.00
  12. 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
  13. Journeymaker Shiraz Cinsault

    This exciting blend of Shiraz and Cinsault displays an array of ripe red berries. It follows through with a juicy, well-structured palate and a smooth finish Learn More

    £8.50
  14. Bogle Essential Red, California

    Appetising, soft, ripe and rounded in the mouth - dangerously easy-drinking. Quintessential barbecue wine! Learn More

    £18.95