Syrah

Syrah / Shiraz

A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply terraced vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

Syrah is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Shiraz has a spiritual home in Australia in the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.

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  1. Domaine Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage, Papillon

    Absolutely delicious. Exciting young Syrah, full of raspberries and fragrant black pepper; succulent and rounded. Absolutely delicious, in case we didn't mention it previously. Learn More

    £17.25
  2. Domaine Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Alberic Bouvet

    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

    £21.00
  3. 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

    £9.95
  4. Viña Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

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

    £13.95
  5. 3 Finques Tinto Crianza, Perelada

    Aromas of red fruits and spices, complemented by ageing notes. In the mouth it is round, fresh, with very fine and ripe tannins. This is a nice, long and enveloping wine.

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    £13.50
  6. 5 Finques Tinto Reserva, Perelada

    Intense aromas of ripe fruit, with spicy and roasted notes. It is fleshy, well-structured wine with balsamic notes. It has a very fresh acidity and silky tannins. This is a well-balanced, creamy wine, pleasant in the mouth, with a long finish.

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    £16.50
  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

    £14.50
  8. Bellerophon Syrah Viognier, Man O War

    The 2014 Bellerophon is classically structured with an intensely fragrant nose of violets, raspberries and white pepper. Careful management of the stem and Viognier components has resulted in a palate that is soft and elegant exhibiting flavours of ripe red berries All of which is encased by the distinctive stem tannins giving a lifted freshness and length to the finish. The wine is incredibly approachable in its youth but will age gracefully developing more savoury earthy and smoked meat characters with time.

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    £35.00
  9. Merlot di Vistorta Organic, Brandolini

    An elegant Merlot, flavourful, smooth and long on the finish. Learn More

    £23.00
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