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Shiraz is a red grape variety. It is the most widely planted variety in Australia and helped put it on the wine map. It is an adaptable grape that has distinctly regional characteristics from elegant, peppery cool climate styles to sweet and chocolatey (McLaren Vale), muscular, and ripe-fruited (Barossa), to savoury and rich (Hunter Valley). Shiraz was one of the first vine varieties to arrive in Australia in 1832 and is grown in most regions. However, its home is in the Barossa Valley where old vines date back to the 1860s.

The classic, truly Australian blend is Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is also blended with Grenache and Mourvedre (GSM) in warmer climates. In recent years it is increasingly being blended with Viognier to create the Shiraz/Viognier blend.

Shiraz's home is in the Northern Rhône's, Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, in France. It is now also 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.
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  1. LAUGHING JACK 'JACKS' SHIRAZ 2017
    Fruit sourced from vineyards in Greenock (82%) and Moppa (18%). The nose shows lively Satsuma plums entice the nose with a mix of mulberry and blackberry. Florals of lavender and herbs are noted with the usual suspects of mixed spices, black pepper ... Learn More
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  2. LAUGHING JACK 'JACKS' SHIRAZ 2016
    Fruit souced from vineyards in Greenock (82%) and Moppa (18%). The nose shows lively Satsuma plums entice the nose with a mix of mulberry and blackberry. Florals of lavender and herbs are noted with the usual suspects of mixed spices, black pepper ... Learn More
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  3. LAUGHING JACK 'MOPPA HILL' SHIRAZ 2016
    95 points - James Halliday Perfumed fruits of mulberry and blackberry along with aromatic spice and dried lavender flowers. A touch of classic elderberry fruit and green peppercorn are present and accompanied with more than usual dark liquorice. Vibrant full bodied ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  4. LAUGHING JACK 'GREENOCK' SHIRAZ 2016
    sourced from two vineyards grown on the Kalleske’s Greenock property, 52% from Home Block and 48% from the East Block. Only the finest fruit from the southern slope of the Home Block and hillside of the East block was selected for ... Learn More
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  5. LAUGHING JACK 'MOPPA BLOCK' SHIRAZ 2014
    Moppa Block Shiraz is sourced from Block 4, a 4 acre single vineyard on the steep eastern slopes of Moppa Hill, located in the Barossa Valley. This vineyard has an altitude of almost 400m which makes it the highest vineyard on the ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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