Shiraz

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. CLONAKILLA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2018
    This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  2. UNITED CELLARS RESERVE SELECTION 'SHIRAZ BY KAESLER' 2017
    Made by Reid Bosward and the team at Kaesler, one of the Barossa's oldest and most revered wineries. 20% Clare Valley fruit has been added in to lift the heavy, brooding Barossa style. The nose is classic Barossa - gutsy, brooding ... Learn More
  3. CLONAKILLA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2017
    This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
  4. MAISON DES ANGES CROZES HERMITAGE 2011
    Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, blackcurrant and plum. Also displays hints of graphite, mocha and cinnamon. A beautiful expression of the 'Granite Soils' on Larnage. The Wine is mineral, high-toned, and beautifully formed. Exceptionally refined, it ... Learn More
  5. PLACE OF CHANGING WINDS HEATHCOTE SYRAH NO 2 2018
    "A wine that reflects our continued desire to produce wines of great finesse from a region historically known for powerhouse reds. The Syrah No. 2 comes mostly from short- and medium-length macerations (one to two weeks) and is made with 100% whole-cluster, ... Learn More
  6. KALLESKE GREENOCK SHIRAZ 2018
    2018 Greenock Shiraz is dark purple-black in colour. It has an expressive aroma displaying plum pudding, rose florals, milk chocolate, marinated olive, cinnamon spice and some toasty oak. The palate is rich and full-bodied, exhibiting classic Greenock Shiraz from a superb ... Learn More
  7. YANGARRA ESTATE SHIRAZ 2018
    "Shiraz from our estate vineyard adopts more of a cooler climate expression than the typical McLaren Vale style thanks to the vineyard’s elevation and cooling night breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty Ranges, but retains concentration and complexity." - ... Learn More
  8. 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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  9. LAUGHING JACK 'MOPPA HILL' SHIRAZ 2016
    95 points - James Halliday Perfumed fruits of mulberry and blackberry along with aromatic spice and dried lavender flowers. A touch of classic elderberry fruit and green peppercorn are present and accompanied with more than usual dark liquorice. Vibrant full bodied ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  10. ST HALLETT BLACKWELL SHIRAZ 2017
    Established in 1944 by the Linder Family, St Hallett represents the very spirit and soul of winemaking in the Barossa. Lively dark cherry aromas overlayed with oak nuances of mocha and vanilla bean. A slight ferrous note to the aroma provides ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  11. ST HALLETT BLACKWELL SHIRAZ 2016
    Established in 1944 by the Linder Family, St Hallett represents the very spirit and soul of winemaking in the Barossa. Lively dark cherry aromas overlayed with oak nuances of mocha and vanilla bean. A slight ferrous note to the aroma provides ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  12. ATLAS CLARE VALLEY '429' SHIRAZ 2016
    A rich, juicy Clare Valley Shiraz with amazing class. A powerful and intense wine with blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and dusty oak on the nose. Elegant and rich, the palate is also textural and supple, with firm tannins and well-integrated ... Learn More
  13. ATLAS CLARE VALLEY '429' SHIRAZ 2017
    A rich, juicy Clare Valley Shiraz with amazing class. A powerful and intense wine with blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and dusty oak on the nose. Elegant and rich, the palate is also textural and supple, with firm tannins and well-integrated ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  14. SC PANNELL 'ADELAIDE HILLS' SYRAH 2016
    This wine pays homage to the wines of the Northern Rhone regions of Côte Rôtie and St Joseph. Highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with prominent blackforest fruits, tapenade, all spice, terracotta, dark cocoa powder and tamarind. The palate ... Learn More
  15. TYRRELL'S 'LUNATIQ' HEATCHOTE SHIRAZ 2018
    Medium colour density with a bright purple hue. The nose shows rich dark fruits with the full array of pepper, charcuterie, and a subtle lift of French Oak. The palate has a richness and softness with dark fruit and chocolate ... Learn More
  16. PYRETTE HEATHCOTE SHIRAZ 2018
    This wine balances fruit freshness, red and dark berries and plum, with earthiness and spice. There is brightness and vigour working in with silky texture and finesse. The Pyrette style is founded on seeking harmony and this is what sees ... Learn More
  17. MAVERICK TWINS BARREL SELECT RESERVE BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2018
    "This Shiraz comes from our very top Terroirs in our Twin Shiraz vineyards - at Ahrens' Creek in Vine Vale in the hot dry Barossa Valley and at Trial Hill in Pewsey Vale in the cool climate high altitude Eden ... Learn More
  18. 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
  19. LAUGHING JACK 'GREENOCK' SHIRAZ 2016
    sourced from two vineyards grown on the Kalleske’s Greenock property, 52% from Home Block and 48% from the East Block. Only the finest fruit from the southern slope of the Home Block and hillside of the East block was selected for ... Learn More
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  20. PLACE OF CHANGING WINDS HEATHCOTE SYRAH NO 1 2018
    "This was the wine previously labelled as ‘Graillot’. The 2018 is the first release that we have made ourselves at Place of Changing Winds. While both the No. 1 and No. 2 wines come from the same, three-hectare plot of vines, this bottling ... Learn More
  21. 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
  22. TYRRELL'S STEVENS SHIRAZ 2017
    2017 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Sourced from the Old Hillside vineyard’s mature 50 year old vines (previously owned by the Stevens family). Fermentation occurred in stainless steel open top vats before transfer to mostly newer French oak ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  23. 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
  24. 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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  25. DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER CROZES HERMITAGE 'CUVEE GABY' 2012
    "The top Crozes cuvee is the 2012 Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Gaby, with is 100% Syrah that’s aged all in a combination of new and used barrels. It’s a fantastic Syrah that offers a classic, elegant and medium to full-bodied profile ... Learn More
  26. MAISON DES ANGES CORNAS 2011
    Smoky and savoury on the nose showing notes of leather, dried spices and baked fruits. Generous and rich, luscious on the palate, supported by soft tannins. ... Learn More
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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
  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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
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    Nick Stock
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
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