Shiraz, Barossa Valley

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. Grant Burge Cabernet Shiraz Sparkling	NV
    The Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet is deep ruby in colour, with a complex, earthy nose, a hint of oak with spicy cedar along with rich fruit characters of liqueur cherries and blackberries. It is elegant and lively with the big flavours ... Learn More
  2. Atlas 516° Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
    A big, beautiful Barossa Shiraz. Fruit for this wine was hand-picked from old vines rooted in the red dirt of the Ebeneezer and Kalimna subregions at the northern end of the Barossa Valley. Aromas of dark berries and coffee. The ... Learn More
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  3. Chris Ringland Reservation Shiraz 2012
    This is the ultimate quandary: if you can handle 16% alcohol (presumably at a steak house), it's a good example of its breed; if you can't, don't put your head in the lion's jaws. The points are for lovers of full-bodied ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  4. Grant Burge Abednego 2012
    This is a wondrously good Barossa Valley GSM; the aromas verging on outright perfume, and certainly spiced, but it is the palate that takes it into the highest realm. There is an intricate pattern of predominantly cherry and blood plum, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  5. Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz 2016
    This demonstrates the skill of Mark Pearce as he takes parcels from the powerful northern and vibrant eastern Barossa and silky Eden Valley fruit, employing his typical approach of new and used French oak. It's intense and deep, but doesn't ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  6. Grant Burge Shadrach 2010
    Dense colour; it's a full-bodied version of a full-bodied Shadrach; it's not hard to guess why it hasn't been previously released, and even now it's barely ready. But its blackcurrant fruit is varietal, the tannins are balanced, and the oak ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  7. Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz 2015
    London Wine Competition 2019 - Wine of the Year. - Best in Show by Country - Best in Show by Varietal - Best in Show by Quality Very classy style of Barossa Shiraz. Rich and bold with very ripe dark fruit, ... Learn More
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  8. Grant Burge Meshach	2010
    Still full of youthful power, reflecting the message of the dark crimson-purple colour. It spent 2 years in oak, and then held for 3 years maturation in the Grant Burge cellars prior to release. This has opened the door of a Barossa ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  9. Kaesler Old Bastard 2014
    Hailing from plantings dating from 1893, this wine struts with a largesse and swagger of one comfortable in its skin. Opaque and foreboding at first sight, the wine is aromatically reticent. At least at the beginning. In time the monster bares ... Learn More
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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  10. Kaesler Old Bastard 2012
    Those of you with a sharp eye for art might recognize the ‘Old Bastard’ label, a distinctive Ralph Steadman drawing - and like the wine a highly-individual style with density and richness of fruit, with good tannins and underlying grain ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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