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.

10 Item(s)

  1. Viña Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

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

    £14.95
  2. Syrah Maroccoli, Planeta

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

    £29.50
  3. Bodegas Santa Ana Caracter Shiraz Malbec

    This exciting blend of the native grape Malbec and world renowned Shiraz is deliciously soft and fruity. Learn More

    £7.95
  4. The Stump Jump GSM, d'Arenberg

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

    £11.95
  5. The Laughing Magpie, d'Arenberg

    Round and luscious with an attractive black olive and sage character persistent throughout the palate. Learn More

    £19.95
  6. Amon-Ra Shiraz by Ben Glaetzer, Barossa Valley

    Never before have I tasted a young vintage of Amon-Ra with such focus, freshness and finesse, coupled to such formidable power and concentration.

        — Tom King, Fine Wine Manager, October 2018

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    £62.50
  7. Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz Barossa Valley

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

    £28.50
  8. Glaetzer Anaperenna Barossa Valley

    Purity and intensity reminiscent of 'super second' growth Bordeaux. 2015 is a great Anaperenna.

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    £44.00
  9. Viña Falernia Syrah Elqui Valley

    Vibrant and bright in colour. Exudes evocative spicy aromas of black pepper, woodsmoke, red fruit and violets. Vibrant and spicy with balanced acidity with a hint of black chocolate bitterness on finish. 93/100 Decanter, March 2013 Learn More

    £10.95
  10. Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache, Barossa Valley

    The Wallace has a lovely, ripe fruit character and is very moreish. Don't keep, drink now! Learn More

    £19.95