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Shiraz

A lot of speculation surrounds the origin of this grape. Some believe it originated in Persia, in the city of Shiraz, then found its way to France via the crusades. We do know for sure that it spread from France to all corners of the globe and exists today as a significant portion of many of the world’s most prominent wine growing countries – including South Africa and Australia (where it is the most planted red grape varietal). Outside of the Rhone Valley, some call it Shiraz while others call it Syrah, but there does not appear to be any hard and fast rule determining why a producer would choose one or the other. The Aussies have really been the ones to champion this grape outside of France with some of the most striking examples and some of the oldest vineyards. No matter where it is grown, this grape shows characteristic spice tones – the cooler the climate, the more white spices (cardamom, white + green peppercorn, coriander) and the warmer the climate the more dark spices it shows (black pepper, clove, anise). Flavors run from black plums and licorice and prunes in warmer regions, to red plums and raspberries in cooler regions. Acids are typically higher in the cooler regions and those examples tend to pair better with food, while warm region examples make for massive wines with high alcohols that lend themselves simply to drinking.



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Label
Name Price Purchase
Andrew Hardy Little OX Shiraz 2014
91 pts Vinous - Smoothly marries richness to energy and finishes long and sweet.
$22.99  
Andrew Thomas 'Sweetwater' Shiraz 2011
Andrew Thomas 'Sweetwater' Shiraz 2011
$29.99  
Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz 2015 ***
Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz 2015 95 pts James Halliday
$19.99  
Bleasdale Powder Monkey Shiraz 2014
95 pts James Halliday
$59.99  
Casas del Bosque Pequeñas Producciones Syrah 2014
96 pts Decanter Magazine - Amazingly compelling Syrah with a wild, savage character.
$39.99  
De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2014
De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2014
$17.99  
Diemersfontein Shiraz 2017
Diemersfontein Shiraz 2017 90 pts Tim Atkin
$19.99  
Dornier 'Siren' Syrah 2015
Dornier 'Siren' Syrah 2015
$21.99  
Driehoek Shiraz 2015
Driehoek Shiraz 2015 4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$24.99  
Fairview Shiraz 2014
Fairview Shiraz 2014
$13.99  
Hewitson 'Ned and Henry's' Shiraz 2015
Hewitson 'Ned and Henry's' Shiraz 2015
$19.99  
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2018
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2018
$9.99  
Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2014
Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2014 solid - 89+ pts Wine Advocate
$16.99  
Kay Brothers 'Block 6' Shiraz 2013
Kay Brothers 'Block 6' Shiraz 2013 94+ pts Wine Advocate
$89.99  
Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2014
Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2014 4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$37.99  
Killibinbin Sneaky Shiraz 2013
Killibinbin Sneaky Shiraz 2013 2016 Wine Enthusiast '100 Best Buys' - #83
$13.99  
Kurtz Shiraz 2015 ***
91 pts Vinous - Fine-grained tannins shape the very long, spicy finish, which shows very good clarity and lift.
$19.99  
Luddite Shiraz 2011 ***
92 pts Wine Enthusiast
$59.99  
Luddite Shiraz 2013
92 pts James Suckling Very sexy and polished.
$59.99  
Madfish Shiraz 2014 - last in stock
Madfish Shiraz 2014 90 pts Wine Enthusiast
$12.99  
Mt Langhi Ghiran 'Billi Billi' Shiraz 2015 ***
Mt Langhi Ghiran 'Billi Billi' Shiraz 2015 91 pts Vinous -This Shiraz delivers outstanding value.
$13.99  
Nugan Estate 'Alfredo Dried Grape' Shiraz 2014 ***
92 pts Tanzer/Vinous - Lush and open-knit, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper.
$29.99  
Nugan Estate 'Alfredo Second Pass' Shiraz 2013 - 6 bts
92 pts Stephen Tanzer's IWC (JR) - Was $19.99
$11.99  
Nugan Estate 'Alfredo Second Pass' Shiraz 2014
91 pts Tanzer/Vinous - The blueberry and vanilla qualities carry through a very long, subtly tannic finish that shows enticing spicy lift.
$19.99  
Nugan Estate 'SV Scruffy's' Shiraz 2015
5 Stars - Harper’s Wines of Australia WINNER
$16.99  
Nugan Estate 'Third Generation' Shiraz 2015 - Last Btl
90 pts Vinous - Rich yet energetic, finishing with firm cut and slowly building tannins that sneak in late. This wine delivers serious value.
$9.99  
Nugan Estate 'Third Generation' Shiraz 2016
Nugan Estate 'Third Generation' Shiraz 2016
$11.99  
Nugan Estate Parish Vineyard Shiraz 2007
90 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (JR) - Supple dark berry jam flavors are pleasantly sweet and straightforward, with no rough edges or obvious tannins.
$6.99  
Oliverhill 'Red Silk' Shiraz 2014 - 7 bts in stock
91 pts Vinous - The floral and spice notes repeat strongly on the impressively long, sweet finish.
$19.99  
Oliverhill 'Red Silk' Shiraz 2016
Oliverhill Red Silk Shiraz 2016
$19.99  
Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz 2014
93 pts Vinous - The floral and spice notes repeat strongly on the impressively long, sweet finish
$29.99  
Painted Wolf Swartland Syrah 2015
Painted Wolf Swartland Syrah 2015
$19.99  
Paxton MV Shiraz 2013
Paxton MV Shiraz 2013 Was $17.99
$11.99  
Penley 'Atlas' Shiraz 2015
Penley 'Atlas' Shiraz 2015 90 pts Wine Advocate
$18.99  
Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2015
Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2015
$9.99  
Powell & Son Barossa & Eden Valley Shiraz 2016
Powell & Son Barossa & Eden Valley Shiraz 2016 extremely limited
$47.99  
Reyneke Syrah 2016
Reyneke Syrah 2016 4 Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$26.99  
Rocky Gully Shiraz 2013 - 1 Bottle Left
Rocky Gully Shiraz 2013 from Frankland Estate
$21.99  
Rod McDonald 'Mister' Syrah 2015
Rod McDonald 'Mister' Syrah 2015 - a gorgeous, lighter style
$19.99  
Rust en Vrede Syrah 2014 ***
Rust en Vrede Syrah 2014 2017 Wiine Spectator Top 100 - #49
$27.99  
Saronsberg 'Provenance' Shiraz 2016
Saronsberg 'Provenance' Shiraz 2016 90 pts Tim Atkin MW
$19.99  
Schild Shiraz 2015 ***
Schild Shiraz 2015 92 pts Wine Spectator 'Smart Buys'
$18.99  
St. Kilda Shiraz 2014
St. Kilda Shiraz 2014
$9.99  
Stark Conde 'Three Pines' Syrah 2011
Stark Conde 'Three Pines' Syrah 2011 5 Stars (*****) 2014 Platter's South African Wine Guide
$39.99  
Stark-Conde 'Three Pines' Syrah 2014
Stark-Conde 'Three Pines' Syrah 2014 92 pts Wine Spectator
$35.99  
Stark-Conde Syrah 2015
Stark-Conde Syrah 2015 92 pts Tim Atkin MW
$21.99  
Storm & Rea Syrah 2016
Storm & Rea Syrah 2016 - from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
$35.99  
Tait Basket Pressed Shiraz 2013
93 pts Vinous - The blend of power and elegance here is pretty compelling.
$49.99  
Tait Border Crossing Shiraz 2015 ***
92 pts Robert Parker - Full-bodied, creamy and supple across the mid-palate, with a long, silky-tart finish.
$19.99  
Terlato and Chapoutier 'Lieu-Dit Malakoff' Shiraz 2013
Terlato and Chapoutier 'Lieu-Dit Malakoff' Shiraz 2013 92 pts James Suckling
$34.99  
Thistledown 'The Cunning Plan' Shiraz 2013 - 1 Bottle Left
Thistledown 'The Cunning Plan' Shiraz 2013 Langhorne Creek fruit generosity with good structure
$21.99  
Topiary Shiraz 2014 - last 2 bts
Topiary Shiraz 2014 91 pts Wine Spectator
$22.99  
Viña Chocalan Reserva Syrah 2013 - 2 Bottles Left
Viña Chocalan Reserva Syrah 2013
$12.99  
Water Wheel Shiraz 5 Rounds 2013 - 5 bts - was $19.99
90 pts Tanzer/Vinous - Open-knit, emphatically fruity and ready to drink, finishing with very good breath, supple tannins and lingering sweetness.
$6.99  
Water Wheel Shiraz Plus 2015
Water Wheel Shiraz Plus 2015 - 92% Shiraz, 4% Malbec & 4% Cabernet
$14.99  
Wirra Wirra 'Catapult' Shiraz 2015
Wirra Wirra 'Catapult' Shiraz 2015 88 pts Wine Spectator
$16.99  
Yalumba 'Patchwork' Shiraz 2014
Yalumba 'Patchwork' Shiraz 2014
$16.99  
Yangarra 'PF' Shiraz 2017
Yangarra 'PF' Shiraz 2017 92 points James Halliday
$19.99  

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