Shiraz, Pastis, 2006

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. 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
  2. MASTERS SERIES "FRED CRESS" SHIRAZ 2006 6 LTR IMPERIAL
    Exquisite typical Shiraz aromas on the nose, and smooth and warming on the entry with a vivacious finish of red cherries and plum. Extremely limited production. ... Learn More
  3. MASTERS SERIES "JOHN COBURN" GREENOCK SHIRAZ 2006 IMPERIAL
    Perfumed aromas of dark berries, mocha and spice. Rich, dense and creamy with spicy, cedary French oak. Long finish with waves of flavour. Tannins are powerful but already integrating nicely. Very drinkable now but could cellar for 10-15 years easily. ... Learn More
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