Shiraz, Medium Bodied

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. MAISON DE PARNASSE SYRAH 2017
    This Syrah is truly expressive of the South of France. Lightly perfumed with aromas of dark berries, plum, sweet spice and hints of forest bramble. The palate is rich and supple with a core of ripe and naturally sweet berried ... Learn More
  2. ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM SHIRAZ 2017
    Dark purple colour with lifted notes of red berry and blackcurrants framed by violet overtones and leafy notes. The palate is dense and tightly wound with a core of sweet berried fruits – blueberry, dark plum and smoky spices – and a ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
  3. ZILZIE 'BAROSSA' SHIRAZ 2018
    Fruit was selected from premium Barossa vineyards. A layered nose of dark fruit aromas, with plum, mulberry, cedar and spice. The palate is deep and luscious, with flavours of plum and dark cherries. There are some subtle spicy oak characters ... Learn More
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    Michael Cooper
  4. TYRRELL'S 'RUFUS STONE' HEATHCOTE SHIRAZ 2018
    The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. Classic Heathcote Shiraz, the nose is full of regional ripe plum, dark cherries with a pinch of white pepper and sweet vanilla. A rich full wine with a complex structure ... Learn More
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  5. TYRRELL'S 'RUFUS STONE' HEATHCOTE SHIRAZ 2016
    The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. Classic Heathcote Shiraz, the nose is full of regional ripe plum, dark cherries with a pinch of white pepper and sweet vanilla. A rich full wine with a complex structure ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  6. LE VERSANT 'VIN DE PAYS D'OC' SYRAH 2016
    Aromatic nose with aromas of small mashed red fruits mixed with spicy and smokey hints. Rich and silky palate. The Le Versant Syrah Vin de Pays d'Oc has a nice aromatic complexity with a pleasant and fruity finish. Offering great ... Learn More
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  7. BANNOCKBURN 1314 A.D. SHIRAZ 2011
    The first ever 1314 a.d. Shiraz - .An attractive, lighter-bodied style of Bannockburn Shiraz. The nose has a smoky, paprika-spicy and redcurrant-ish fragrance. Followed by more of the same on the palate, alongside decayed floral, spice and pepper notes. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
  8. BLEASDALE SPARKLING SHIRAZ NV
    Premium Langhorne Creek Shiraz grapes were selected and blended to produce this richly flavoured Sparkling wine. It begins with fresh cherry and plum flavours before the older component of the blend adds complex spice and chocolate character. It has layers ... Learn More
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    Tyson Stelzer
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday
  9. LE VERSANT 'VIN DE PAYS D'OC' SYRAH 2018
    Exclusive to United Cellars - our most popular Syrah! A sumptuous and youthful Syrah from sun-drenched vineyards in the south of France. Aromatic nose with aromas of small mashed red fruits mixed with spicy and smokey hints. Rich and silky ... Learn More
  10. WOODS CRAMPTON MENGLER’S SHIRAZ 2018
    This is a blend of a single Barossa Valley vineyard and a single Eden Valley vineyard on either side of Mengler Hill. The Eden Valley portion is a low-yielding and dry grown vineyard located near Cranford not far from the ... Learn More
  11. FRANKLAND ESTATE SHIRAZ 2016
    97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier from the Frankland River region. Fresh lifted aromas of plums and cherries abound with black pepper and spice. Earthy savoury hints combine seamlessly with subtle oak flavours. Dried herbs and spice on the palate is balanced with ... Learn More
  12. ADELINA SHIRAZ MATARO 2017
    A blend of 65% Shiraz, 35% Mataro (from fruit sourced predominantly from vines planted between 1910's & 1930's), creating a medium bodied, plush and delicious wine. Pretty fruit, mineral tones with a delightful tanin & acid balance into Beautifully lifted with boysenberry & charcuterie notes. ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  13. WARRAMUNDA ESTATE 'LIV ZAK' SYRAH 2017
    From a premium site wedged between Yeringberg and Oakridge, this winery is the best-kept secret in the Yarra Valley! Vibrant aromas of summer berries and blackcurrant exude from the glass with hints of spice, lavender and fresh herbs. A dynamic ... Learn More
  14. FIGHTING GULLY ROAD SHIRAZ 2016
    "This is a damn fine wine." - 96 points, Campbell Mattinson. The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Smiths vineyard, Beechworth. A Classic cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  15. FRANKLAND ESTATE 'ISOLATION RIDGE' SHIRAZ 2017
    The Frankland Estate team was the big winner at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards in October 2019, winning the prestigious Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz, as well as gongs for Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine and Best Western Australian Shiraz. ... Learn More
  16. TYRRELL'S MOTHERS SHIRAZ 2017
    2017 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Adjacent to Chris and Tegan Tyrrell’s house, named Mother’s after Murray Tyrrell’s mother who lived there. Replanted in 2010 with cuttings from 4 Acres, Johnno’s and Old Patch. After stainless ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Huon Hooke
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    Gary Walsh
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. DALWHINNIE 'MOONAMBEL' SHIRAZ 2015
    The bouquet is freshly picked dark red cherries with earthy, savoury notes intertwined with rose petal. "Black fruits of all descriptions have a (fruit) sweet edge that is quite delicious, the mouthfeel supple the palate of effortless length" - James ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  21. 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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  22. YERINGBERG SHIRAZ 2015
    This wine has a sense of controlled power and depth, from the almost faultless vintage. A wine of real presence and a fitting testament to both site and vintage. 97% Shiraz, 3% Viognier - Beautifully controlled, quite pure and pretty, the new ... Learn More
  23. DALWHINNIE 'SOUTH WEST ROCKS' SHIRAZ 2012
    "it is a wine of elegance and purity" - 96 points, James Halliday The extraordinary perfume is of freshly picked raspberries combined with cola, allspice and a hint of mandarin peel. On the palate there is an initial sweet-sour attack, then ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  24. HENSCHKE 'MOUNT EDELSTONE' SHIRAZ 1992
    Being a benchmark in Australian Shiraz the Mount Edelstone wines do not disappoint. The beautiful and historical name Mount Edelstone is a translation from the German Edelstein meaning gemstone. With its luscious bouquet, spicy and dark fruit flavours and silky ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson
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