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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. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1995
    Dense red-purple; the bouquet is quite literally huge, with masses of fruit and masses of blockbuster charry oak; the palate provides the same in spades, simply monumental, with extraordinary amounts of extract and oak. ... Learn More
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  2. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1997
    Medium to full red-purple; announces its presence from the first whiff which greets you as the wine is poured in the glass and before you have even begun to lift it, so powerful, rich and sweet is it. Undoubtedly in ... Learn More
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  3. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1999
    Exceedingly long-lived style. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  4. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1996
    Named Best Shiraz of Show at the 1999 UK International Wine Competition ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  5. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1998
    Winner of the Stoddart Trophy 1999 ... Learn More
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