Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

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.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous and widely planted red grape varieties in the world. It is immensely popular in Australia, where world-class wines are made in Coonawarra, Margaret River and the Yarra Valley. Each region has a distinctive character, but all tend to be more fruit-forward than those from France. Coonawarra has a distinct mint or Eucalypt aroma, Margaret River has a more tomato leaf character, while Yarra Valley is more elegant in style.

Its original home is Bordeaux, where it is the dominant grape on the left bank, Medoc and Graves. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and with small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the New World, it is both blended and made as a straight varietal. Excellent wines are also produced in the Napa Valley and Chile's Maipo Valley. The grapes are thick-skinned providing the characteristic high tannins and deep colour. The Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to show fragrant cassis, herbaceous, full-bodied with high acid.
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  1. WOODS CRAMPTON EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2014 (MAGNUM 1.5L)
    Woods Crampton Eden Valley Shiraz is a great example of what happens when you combine cool climate Eden Valley fruit from a great vintage with the delicate touch of two talented winemakers in Nicholas Crampton and Aaron Woods. Deep and ... Learn More
  2. TORBRECK 'THE STRUIE' SHIRAZ 2018
    Sourced from several elevated sites throughout the Barossa & Eden Valleys, the Struie reflects the cooler side of the region and showcases the subtle nuances that are gained from hillside viticulture. The Struie is a wonderfully aromatic and deeply concentrated wine ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  3. ELDERTON 'NEIL ASHMEAD GRAND TOURER' BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2016
    A blend of Nuriootpa and Greenock fruit went into the 2016 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz, which was aged in 50% to 60% new French oak. Fermented in Elderton's waxed open fermenters with heading boards and pressed early straight to new French oak ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    James Suckling
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  4. SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2005
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
    SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2005
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    James Halliday
  5. SWEETWATER HUNTER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
  6. SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2017
    2017 is being lauded as one of the best vintages in the history of the Hunter Valley. Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater ... Learn More
    SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2017
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    Gourmet Traveller Wine
  7. SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2004
    96 points in the 2019 James Halliday wine guide. Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the ... Learn More
    SWEETWATER SHIRAZ 2004
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  8. YANGARRA KING'S WOOD SHIRAZ 2017
    This is the inaugural release of the King's Wood Shiraz and it is exceptional. Aromas of red fruit, boysenberry, plums with notes of graphite & cloves - complex and inviting. A beautifully structured wine with vibrant acid and fine tannins supporting ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Toni Paterson MW
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  9. YANGARRA 'SMALL POT WHOLE BUNCH' SHIRAZ 2016
    100% Shiraz. 25% Whole bunch. 18 months maturation in French oak. "Very aromatic with with intense dark fruits and spice. The whole bunches used in the ferment really increase the complexity and tannin structure of this wine. Black and blue fruits are supported ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  10. MAYER SYRAH 2018
    Intense coffee and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, olive and violets. A very energetic dark wine with beautifully ripe fruit flavours A blend of power and vivacity it finished very long with bright acidity ... Learn More
    MAYER SYRAH 2018
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  11. YANGARRA KING'S WOOD SHIRAZ 2018
    This is the inaugural release of the King's Wood Shiraz and it is exceptional. Aromas of red fruit, boysenberry, plums with notes of graphite & cloves - complex and inviting. A beautifully structured wine with vibrant acid and fine tannins supporting ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Mike Bennie
  12. WOODS CRAMPTON 'FRANCES AND NICOLE' EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2017
    The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2016 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The ... Learn More
  13. KAESLER 'THE BOGAN' SHIRAZ 2017
    Aromas of blackberry and white pepper with hints of spice as you would expect from good use of oak. From the first mouthful it’s a flavour bomb in your mouth, with its sweet black fruit in the front though ... Learn More
  14. POWELL & SON 'BAROSSA/EDEN VALLEY' SHIRAZ 2017
    "Dave and Callum Powell have been hands on with this project from the get-go. You get the feeling that there’s a more slowly-slowly approach, despite the headlines about the flagship wines’ pricing ($750 a bottle in Australia). It feels like ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  15. WOODS CRAMPTON 'FRANCES AND NICOLE' EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2016
    The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2014 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  16. MINISTRY OF CLOUDS BLEWITT SPRINGS SHIRAZ 2016
    Conceived, planted and nurtured from 1962 onwards on an elevated southeast facing site, the Patritti family’s famed Blewitt Springs Shiraz vineyard is celebrated in this single site wine. A surprisingly cool fruited, but dense and bright expression of Blewitt Springs ... Learn More
  17. KAESLER 'THE BOGAN' SHIRAZ 2018
    Aromas of blackberry and white pepper with hints of spice as you would expect from good use of oak. From the first mouthful it’s a flavour bomb in your mouth, with its sweet black fruit in the front though ... Learn More
  18. KAESLER 'THE BOGAN' SHIRAZ 2014
    The two Shiraz vineyards from which this wine is sourced complement each other well – The Marananga block provides intense, old vine produce with particular “blue fruit” offerings. The Nuriootpa block provides more “black fruits." ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  19. MOSS WOOD CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017 (375ML)
    Nose: A classic Cabernet combination of blueberries, violets, blackberries with tar and cedar notes. The musky, black fruit note also suggests the higher percentage of Petit Verdot this year. There’s also pencil shavings and pomegranate and a very light ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Sam Kim
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    Huon Hooke
  20. BLANK CANVAS SYRAH 2015
    This wine has been co-fermented the Syrah with 7% Grüner Veltliner skins instead of the traditional Viognier. Whole-bunches made up 60% of the ferment. This marriage of varieties gives this wine a panoply of ripe fruit characters – raspberry and boysenberry fruit ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Julia Harding MW
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  21. DEISEN 'TIMS BLOCK' SHIRAZ 2006 (375ML)
    375ml HALF BOTTLE UNDER CORK, WAX FINISH "An outstanding wine. As always for Tim’s Block, the Shiraz has a pronounced bitter note to it, unusual for Shiraz. This vintage has a wonderful lovely darkness on the nose and palate, ... Learn More
  22. KOOMILYA CABERNET SHIRAZ 2015
    Steve Pannell is one of Australia's most renowned winemakers, regarded by peers & press as being utterly relevant and forward-thinking, at the same time as serving as a wise older statesman. This fact was celebrated recent when he was awarded Gourmet ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  23. KOOMILYA SHIRAZ 2015
    Steve Pannell is one of Australia's most renowned winemakers, regarded by peers & press as being utterly relevant and forward-thinking, at the same time as serving as a wise older statesman. This fact was celebrated recent when he was awarded Gourmet ... Learn More
    KOOMILYA SHIRAZ 2015
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    Jamie Goode
  24. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'TRUEMAN' CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017
    The Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon is without a doubt one of the finest wines in the in distinguished Hickinbotham range. The pretty topnote aromas of bergamot and blueberry cover the first impressions of flavour. Step two is the strapping acid-and-tannin realisation; ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  25. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'BROOKS ROAD' SHIRAZ 2017
    Grown on a block planted in 1971 and aged for 15 months in French oak. This is the most finely-structured and elegant of our three vintages of Hickinbotham Vineyard Shiraz. Aromas of blackberry, ripe fig, and Arabic coffee, then dried fruit, smoked ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  26. CURTIS LIMITED SERIES MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ 2016
    Inky dark fruit on the nose with hints of iodine, mulberry, blackberry and dark chocolate- a classic McLaren Vale nose. Then comes lovely oak aromas of dried herbs, graphite, coffee bean and pencil shavings. The palate is round and gutsy, ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  27. MAXIME GRAILLOT DOMAINE DES LISES CROZES HERMITAGE ROUGE 2016
    Fermented in tank then racked into Burgundy barrels: 10% new, 30% one year old, 30% two years old and 30% three years old. Fresh, vibrant and spicy. Lovely notes of dark fruit, herb and licorice. A bright, sappy, juicy, red fruited wine with a ... Learn More
  28. TORBRECK 'THE GASK' SHIRAZ 2018
    The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mount McKenzie in Eden Valley that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  29. STONESTREET ESTATE CABERNET 2015
    "Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a pure reflection of our high-elevation vineyard estate, showcasing the wide variety of facings, soils and flora found on its primary ridge." Vibrant aromas of brambly blackberry, black currant, smoky tobacco leaf, and sage dominate, ... Learn More
  30. STONESTREET ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY CABERNET 2016
    "Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a pure reflection of our high-elevation vineyard estate, showcasing the wide variety of facings, soils and flora found on its primary ridge." Vibrant aromas of brambly blackberry, black currant, smoky tobacco leaf, and sage dominate, ... Learn More
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    Vinous
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    Wine Enthusiast
  31. HICKINBOTHAM CLARENDON VINEYARD 'BROOKS ROAD' SHIRAZ 2012
    Grown on a block planted in 1971 and aged for 15 months in French oak. This is the most finely-structured and elegant of our three vintages of Hickinbotham Vineyard Shiraz. "whiffs of dried fruit, smoked almonds, red berries, plum, sniff of cherry ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday
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    Gary Walsh
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  32. 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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  33. JASPER HILL 'GEORGIA'S PADDOCK' SHIRAZ 2017
    "Excellent wine." - 95 points, Mike Bennie One of Australia's great winemakers and vineyards. Intense elderberry, blackberry aromas with praline, espresso notes and hints of roasted chestnuts. The palate exhibits the characteristic flavours of dark berries, ripe red fruits and complex ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  34. GIACONDA 'WARNER VINEYARD' SHIRAZ 2018
    Very dense in colour; an incredible nose of exotic spices, the full spectrum of red and dark berry fruits, bramble and stems, smoked meats, liquorice, cinnamon and cedar. The palate is rich and lush, flush with fruit and a beautifully ... Learn More
  35. GIACONDA 'ESTATE VINEYARD' SHIRAZ 2018
    Exceptionally complex, dark and brooding. Black plum and wild berry fruits are complimented by graphite, undergrowth, smoked meats and elegant floral notes. The palate is plush followed with a crescendo of tannins that whisk the wine on a long journey ... Learn More
  36. JASPER HILL 'GEORGIA'S PADDOCK' SHIRAZ 2018
    One of Australia's great winemakers and vineyards. Intense elderberry, blackberry aromas with praline, espresso notes and hints of roasted chestnuts. The palate exhibits the characteristic flavours of dark berries, ripe red fruits and complex exotic spices that lead into a ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  37. KAESLER 'OLD VINE' SHIRAZ 2016
    "Stylish." - 94 points, Gary Walsh. The Old Vine Shiraz block at Nuriootpa, from which some of the fruit is sourced, was spawned from The Old Bastard vineyard (est 1893). Cherry, mixed dark fruits, spice and cedar notes. Full bodied mouth-filling tannins, ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  38. KAESLER 'OLD VINE' SHIRAZ 2013
    The Old Vine Shiraz block at Nuriootpa, from which some of the fruit is sourced, was spawned from The Old Bastard vineyard (est 1893). ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  39. YARRA YERING 'UNDERHILL' SHIRAZ 2016
    100% Shiraz sourced exclusively from the unirrigated 1973 planted 8 acre block of Shiraz at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soils produces wine ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  40. YERINGBERG SHIRAZ 2017
    We suppose it’s just the way with old farms. On the face of it, a calm timelessness. Behind that, industriousness and constant renewal through breeding seasons and growth cycles. So it goes with Yeringberg. After more than 150 years, the ... Learn More
    YERINGBERG SHIRAZ 2017
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    Nick Stock
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